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convergeverb [I]

uk   /kənˈvɜːdʒ/  us   /kənˈvɝːdʒ/
If ​lines, ​roads, or ​paths converge, they ​move towards the same ​point where they ​join or ​meet: The ​paths all converge at the ​maingate of the ​park. Due to ​roadworks, three ​lanes of ​traffic have to converge into two.
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If ​ideas and ​opinions converge, they ​graduallybecomesimilar.
to come from other ​places to ​meet in a ​particularplace: Ambulances, ​policecars, and ​fireengines all converged on the ​scene. 100,000 ​people are ​expected to converge on the ​town for the ​festival.
convergence
noun [C or U] uk   /kənˈvɜː.dʒəns/  us   /kənˈvɝː.dʒəns/
a convergence ofinterests/​opinions/​ideas
(Definition of converge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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convergeverb [I]

 us   /kənˈvɜrdʒ/
to move toward the same ​point and come ​closer together or ​meet: Six ​firetrucks converged on the ​burningfactory.
convergence
noun [C/U]  us   /kənˈvɜr·dʒəns/
[C] There’s a convergence of ​interests among the US, Canada, and ​LatinAmerica.
(Definition of converge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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convergeverb

uk   us   /kənˈvɜːdʒ/
[I] ECONOMICS if two or more ​economies converge, they become more similar to each other: converge with sth The ​Europeaneconomies have not yet converged with each other enough to make the ​euro a lasting ​success.
[I or T] ECONOMICS if ​prices, ​levels, or ​rates converge or are converged, they become or are made more similar to each other: Price/​earningsratios of different ​industrialsectors have dramatically converged in recent ​years. Increasing ​flexibility in ​transportation will have the ​effect of converging ​gasprices around the ​world.
[I or T] COMMERCE if two different ​types of ​product, ​industry, etc. converge or are converged, they ​join together or are ​joined together: Fixed and ​mobilephoneservices are ​increasingly converging. The new ​systemallowscustomers to converge ​high-speedinternetcontent with ​satellite TV.
convergence
noun [U]
the convergence of ​digital and ​broadcastmedia
(Definition of converge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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