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convergence

con·ver·gence

convergence

 
 
pronunciation:
kn vuhr jns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or condition of converging.
antonyms:
divergence
similar words:
confluence, junction
definition 2: the point, line, or the like at which lines, planes, or objects converge, or the degree at which they do so.
The water is as wide as a lake at the convergence of the two rivers.
similar words:
junction
definition 3: in physiology, the coordinated movement of the eyes to focus on a near object or point.
definition 4: in biology, the development of similar structures in unrelated species living in the same environment.
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derivations: convergent (adj.), convergency (n.)