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# converging

CONVERGING, ppr. Tending to one point; approaching each other, as lines extended.

Converging rays, in optics, those rays of light, which proceeding from different points of an object, approach, meet and cross, and become diverging rays.

Converging series, in mathematics, is that in which the magnitude of the several terms gradually diminishes.

## Evolution (or devolution) of this word [converging]

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CONVERGING, ppr. Tending to one point; approaching each other, as lines extended.

Converging rays, in optics, those rays of light, which proceeding from different points of an object, approach, meet and cross, and become diverging rays.

Converging series, in mathematics, is that in which the magnitude of the several terms gradually diminishes.

CON-VERG'ING, ppr.

Tending to one point; approaching each other, as lines extended. Converging rays, in optics, those rays of light, which proceeding from different points of an object, approach, meet and cross, and become diverging rays. – Encyc. Converging series, in mathematics, is that in which the magnitude of the several terms gradually diminishes. – Encyc.

Con*ver"ging
1. Tending to one point; approaching each other; convergent; as, converging lines.

Whewell.

Converging rays(Opt.), rays of light, which, proceeding from different points of an object, tend toward a single point. -- Converging series (Math.), a series in which if an indefinitely great number of terms be taken, their sum will become indefinitely near in value to a fixed quantity, which is called the sum of the series; -- opposed to a diverging series.

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Converging

CONVERGING, participle present tense Tending to one point; approaching each other, as lines extended.

CONVERGING rays, in optics, those rays of light, which proceeding from different points of an object, approach, meet and cross, and become diverging rays.

CONVERGING series, in mathematics, is that in which the magnitude of the several terms gradually diminishes.

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### Word of the Day

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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