# Converging series

Converging series
Converging Con*ver"ging, a. Tending to one point; approaching each other; convergent; as, converging lines. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

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