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1[mass noun] The process or state of converging:‘the convergence of lines in the distance’
junction, fork, branching, intersection, interchange, confluence, convergence, meeting point, crossing, criss-crossing, vertex, apexView synonyms
- ‘Yet some critics equate convergence with a loss of jobs, heavier workloads for journalists, and monolithic news and opinion.’
- ‘For what his data show is a powerful process of convergence, far from complete in extent but unequivocal in direction.’
- ‘These were brought together and placed in a linear narrative sequence in a process of historical convergence.’
- ‘Finally, some consistency and convergency is occurring in this arena, which allows for the repeatable specification of independent variables.’
- ‘At the same time, even the processes of weak convergence that we documented remain far from complete.’
- ‘Constitutions demonstrate the processes of emulation and convergence.’
- ‘The convergence of politics, business, culture, law and higher education are its strengths.’
- ‘The only real downside is that the process of convergence is likely to be messy.’
- ‘The cats are arranged so they create patterns, like a kaleidoscope, forming mirror images of one another, folding and unfolding along lines of convergence.’
- ‘The literature laying out the case for convergence likewise deserves critical scrutiny, however.’
- ‘A much more interesting question is how convergence impacts business models.’
- ‘It was also realised that globalisation is not a homogeneous process, but contains a striking paradox in that it brings about both convergence and divergence.’
- ‘The convergence of communications processing is an issue.’
- ‘In short, different areas of Europe became involved in the processes of convergence and integration at very different times, and from very different backgrounds.’
- ‘The other vantage seemed to be from some sort of map, and there were lines of convergence between many points that were marked in various colors.’
- ‘This move started the process of gradual convergence of the two earlier independent jobs - air navigation and bombing.’
- ‘At the same time, the advances that have made convergence possible are the products of individual creativity.’
- ‘Media convergence is indeed the wave of the future.’
- ‘The researcher looks for patterns of convergence to develop or corroborate an overall interpretation.’
- ‘This convergence has important implications for research and teaching in business schools.’
- 1.1Biology The tendency of unrelated animals and plants to evolve superficially similar characteristics under similar environmental conditions:‘these bivalves have assumed similar characters by convergence’
- ‘Such a discovery could also provide a compelling explanation for evolutionary convergence.’
- ‘Alternatively, the similarity in adaptive response is a matter of convergence.’
- ‘Some of these similarities probably represent evolutionary convergence; others may be ancestral to plants and animals.’
- ‘So there is nothing in the mere fact of convergence that calls evolutionary theory into doubt.’
- ‘Third, is there evolutionary convergence in the types of amino acid substitutions that characterize adaptation to temperature?’
- 1.2 A location where airflows or ocean currents meet, characteristically marked by upwelling (of air) or downwelling (of water).
convergence, coming together, confluence, conjunction, union, junction, abutment, concourse, intersection, t-junction, crossingView synonyms
- ‘The low-density surface water moved shoreward over the upwelled water, forming a convergence zone at the front.’
- ‘Another convergence zone is found along the continent's northwestern coast, where the Caribbean Plate also slides under the South American Plate, forming the northeastern extension of the Andes.’
- ‘Does the Inter-Tropical convergence zone move as it should?’
- ‘The area where this is going on is called the Intertropical convergence zone.’
- ‘The assumption is that a strong convergence zone appeared in the skies above central Namibia which was the cause of the downpours of the last two weeks.’
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