verg-, -vergent, -vergence +

(Latin: bend, curve, turn, tend toward, incline)

converge, converges, converged, converging (verb forms)
1. "To tend to one point from different places"; to tend to meet in a point; to approach nearer together, as lines do, which meet if produced far enough. The opposite of diverge.
2. To tend to meet in a common result or point of operation; to reach the same point coming from different directions; such as, "The place where the roads converge".
3. To become the same; to become gradually less different and eventually the same; such as, "Their political beliefs were rapidly converging".
4. To tend toward or achieve union or a common conclusion or result; as, "In time, our views and our efforts converged".
5. In mathematics, to approximate in the sum of its terms toward a definite limit.
6. To arrive at same destination; to gather or meet at the same destination; such as, "The delegates to the convention came from all over the world and are converging on the city of Berlin.
7. In biology, to develop similar characteristics; to develop, independently of other species, superficially similar characteristics in response to a set of environmental conditions, e.g. the development of wings in birds and insects.
8. To cause (lines or rays) to approach each other; to cause to come together.
The action or fact of converging; drawing together.
1. The action or fact of converging; movement directed toward or terminating in the same point (called the point of convergence).
2. The tending of two or more objects toward a common point.
3. The direction of the visual lines to a near point.
4. In meteorology, the accumulation of air in a region caused by converging winds and resulting in upward air-currents.
5. Coming or drawing together; concurrence of operations, effects, etc.
6. In biology, the tendency in diverse or allied animals or plants to assume similar characteristics under like conditions of environment.
The state or quality of being convergent.
1. Inclining toward each other, or toward a common point of meeting; tending to meet in a point or focus; converging.
2. Composed of or formed by converging lines.
3. In psychology, Of thinking, reasoning, etc.; of a kind that tends towards only one answer to a problem: antonym of divergent.
In botany, a reference to leaves having convergent nerves, ribs, or veins.
Tendency to converge.
1. Inclining towards each other or towards a common point of meeting; tending to meet in a point.
2. In optics, applied to rays of light that meet or tend to meet in a focus.
3. In botany, a reference to pairs of organs that bend towards each other.
4. Consisting or formed of converging elements or partS.
In a converging way; with convergence.
In a diverging manner; with divergence; divergently.
diverge, diverges, diverging, diverged (verb forms)
1. To proceed in different directions from a point or from each other; as with lines, rays of light, etc.; the opposite of converge.
2. To take different courses; to turn off from a track or course; to differ in opinion or character; to deviate from a typical form or normal state.
3. In mathematics, said of an infinite series the sum of which increases indefinitely as the number of terms is increased.
4. To cause (lines or rays) to branch off in different directions; to make divergent, to deflect.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
—Robert Frost
The action of diverging; divergence.
1. The action of diverging: moving off in different directions from the same point (called the point of divergence), so that the intervening distance continually increases. The opposite of convergence.
2. The departure from each other of two paths, courses, modes of action, or processes; continuous departure or deviation from a standard or norm.
3. Difference or disparity: a difference between two or more things such as opinions or attitudes.
4. Moving apart: the process of separating or moving apart to follow different paths or different courses.
5. In ophthalmology, deviation of the eye from a sight line; a condition in which only one eye is directed at the object of interest and the other is directed outward.
6. In biology, the different development of related organisms; the development of different characteristics by organisms that come from the same ancestor, caused by the influence of different environments.
7. In medicine, the spreading of branches of the neuron to form synapses with several other neurons.
8. In mathematics, the sequence of numbers without limit: the characteristic of a series or sequence of numbers in which the value of the last term and the sum of the series are without limit.
1. The act of moving away in different direction from a common point.
2. The quality or state of being divergent; the amount or degree of divergencE.
3. In mathematics, divergent character or quality (of a series).
divergent (adjective), more divergent, most divergent
1. Descriptive of going in different directions from each other or from a common point: Even though the families went in two different cars from divergent directions, they both arrived at the cottage where they would be living together and go skiing.

While driving on the roundabout on the highway, Pete noticed two divergent roads leading to the same city.

2. Relating to proceeding in dissimilar routes, lines of action, or types of thinking: The professor was known for her divergent thinking about solving the math equation.
3. A reference to thinking or reasoning that results in a wide variety of possible answers to a problem: The symposium encouraged divergent thinking from the students as they searched for answers to the challenges of creating a better environment on campus.
A reference to going in separate or opposite directions.
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divergenti florous
In botany, having diverging flowers.

Inter-related cross references involving word units meaning "bend, curve, turn": diversi-; diverticul-; flect-, flex-; gyro-; meand-; -plex; streph-; stroph-; tors-; tropo-; vers-; volv-.