(also convergency /-jənsē/)
- 1The process or state of converging: the convergence of lines in the distanceMore example sentences
- Finally, some consistency and convergency is occurring in this arena, which allows for the repeatable specification of independent variables.
- The only real downside is that the process of convergence is likely to be messy.
- For what his data show is a powerful process of convergence, far from complete in extent but unequivocal in direction.
- 1.1 Biology The tendency of unrelated animals and plants to evolve superficially similar characteristics under similar environmental conditions.More example sentences
- Some of these similarities probably represent evolutionary convergence; others may be ancestral to plants and animals.
- Third, is there evolutionary convergence in the types of amino acid substitutions that characterize adaptation to temperature?
- Such a discovery could also provide a compelling explanation for evolutionary convergence.
- 1.2 (also convergence zone) A location where airflows or ocean currents meet, characteristically marked by upwelling (of air) or downwelling (of water).More example sentences
- The area where this is going on is called the Intertropical convergence zone.
- The low-density surface water moved shoreward over the upwelled water, forming a convergence zone at the front.
- Does the Inter-Tropical convergence zone move as it should?
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