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 for convergent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  nonparallel \nonparallel\ adj.
     1. not parallel; -- of lines or linear objects. Opposite of
        parallel. [Narrower terms: bias, catacorner,
        cata-cornered, catercorner, cater-cornered, catty-corner,
        catty-cornered, diagonal, kitty-corner, kitty-cornered,
        oblique, skew, skewed, slanted ; crossed, decussate,
        intersectant, intersecting; cross-grained ; diagonal;
        orthogonal, orthographic, rectangular, right-angled ;
        right, perpendicular; angled ; convergent] Also See:
        convergent, divergent, diverging.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. (Computers) Not using parallel processing; -- of
        computers. [Narrower terms: serial] PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Convergent \Con*ver"gent\, a. [Cf. F. convergent.]
     tending to one point of focus; tending to approach each
     other; converging.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           As many rays of light, as conveniently can be let in,
           and made convergent.                     --Boyle.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The vast dome of its cathedral . . . directing its
           convergent curves to heaven.             --Hallam.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  convergent
      adj 1: tending to come together from different directions [ant:
             divergent, diverging]

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