From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- the act of moving toward union or uniformity.
- a meeting place
- We built a homestead at the convergence of two rivers
- the merging of distinct technologies, industries, or devices into a unified whole (ex AT&T buying out every other company to have a monopoly as they did in the 1980's and have succeeded into doing once more after the recent purchase of cingular.)
Computing and technology
- Technological convergence refers to a trend where some technologies having distinct functionalities evolve to technologies that overlap, i.e. multiple products come together to form one product, with the advantages of each initial component.