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Convergence   /kənvˈərdʒəns/   Listen

The occurrence of two or more things coming together.
The approach of an infinite series to a finite limit.  Synonym: convergency.
A representation of common ground between theories or phenomena.  Synonyms: intersection, overlap.
The act of converging (coming closer).  Synonyms: convergency, converging.

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"Convergence" Quotes from Famous Books

... Nature is in reality a stupendous unity, just as in another way all mankind is found to constitute a spiritual unity if we ascend to a sufficiently elevated plane of Nature in search of the wonderful convergence where unity is reached without the loss of individuality. For ordinary humanity, however, at the early stage of its evolution represented at present by the majority, the interior spiritual capacities ranging beyond ...
— The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria • W. Scott-Elliot

... or no, we must appeal to some inner directing principle in order to account for this convergence of effects. Such convergence does not appear possible in the Darwinian, and especially the neo-Darwinian, theory of insensible accidental variations, nor in the hypothesis of sudden accidental variations, ...
— Creative Evolution • Henri Bergson

Words linked to "Convergence" :   converge, connection, representation, convergent, occurrence, series, coming together, occurrent, divergency, crossroads, mental representation, merging, divergence, connexion, interface, encounter, internal representation, joining, natural event, happening, meeting

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