convergence
Convergence (too late Latin convergere , to approach, to converge) denotes:
Mathematics and natural sciences:
- Convergence (mathematics) , the approximation of an infinite, ordered structure of objects to a target object
- Convergence (graphics) , the convergence of lines in graphics and photography
- Vergence (optics) , the convergence of (light) rays
- Convergence (eye) , the movement of the eyes in the opposite direction, where the lines of the face intersect in front of the eyes
- in evolution the development of similar characteristics in different species, see analogy (biology) and convergence theory (evolution)
- Convergence (chemistry) , the formation of the same natural substances through different reactions in the metabolism of different organisms
- Convergence (neurophysiology) , the merging of neuronal excitation lines
- Convergence (screen) , the correct overlap of the individual electron beams in a picture tube
- Convergence (network) , in data processing the merging of smaller networks into larger associations
- Convergence (telecommunications) , the merging of different services and content
- Converging Technologies , an interdisciplinary concept for nano-, bio-, information technology and neurosciences
Earth sciences:
- Convergence (mining) , the approach of hanging and lying
- Convergence (meteorology) , the horizontal mass influx of air particles into a low pressure area
- Convergence (geomorphology) , the correspondence of surface shapes
- in oceanography zones of water flowing towards each other perpendicular to the wind direction, see Langmuir circulation
- the opposing drift of continental plates , see plate tectonics # Destructive (converging) plate boundaries
- Convergence (economic geography) , the reduction of regional disparities
Humanities:
- Convergence (ethnology) , the appearance of the same cultural phenomena among independently living peoples
- Convergence (linguistics) , the representation of multiple terms in one expression
- Convergence (philosophy) , the intersection of epistemology and science
- Convergence (psychology) , the process of bringing together members of a study group
- Convergence Theory in Sociology
- Media convergence , in the media the convergence of different individual media
Politics:
- the economic harmonization between candidate countries and member states of the EU, see EU convergence criteria
- an objective of the European Union for underdeveloped regions, see European Regional Development Fund
See also:
- Convergence validity in multivariate statistics
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Wiktionary: Convergence - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations
Wiktionary: converge - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations
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