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converge (up)on (someone or something)

1. To gather near something or someone as a destination, point of interest, or target of confrontation. Protestors converged on the senator, demanding his resignation over the scandal. Officials expect thousands of festivalgoers to converge on the rural fairgrounds.
2. To come together and merge at a focal point. In my nightmare, the shadows all converged upon themselves to form some horrific, singular entity.
See also: converge

converge in upon (someone or something)

1. To gather around and focus in on something or someone. Protestors converged in upon the senator, demanding his resignation over the scandal.
2. To come together and merge at a focal point. In my nightmare, the shadows all converged in upon themselves to form some horrific, singular entity.
See also: converge, upon
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

converge (up)on someone or something

 
1. Lit. to gather near or around someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Everyone converged on the wounded sailor. The shoppers converged on the store as it opened for the big sale.
2. Fig. to meet on someone or something; to grow together so as to focus on someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Even political enemies converged on the matter of simplifying the tax code. Our discussions converged on Eric.
See also: converge, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

converge on

v.
1. To come together from various places and assemble somewhere for a common purpose: Protesters converged on the park for a peace rally.
2. To attack someone or something from all sides: The police converged on the suspect.
See also: converge, on
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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To achieve the best guidance on these topics, FASB and the IASB decided to converge IFRSs to U.S.
At a joint meeting in September 2002, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) entered into a memorandum of understanding (www.fasb.org/news/memorandum.pdf) formalizing their commitment to converge on a single set of accounting standards.
In the notation of [4], we show that N(t)/t converges to a non-zero value as t goes to infinity, and we show that [p.sub.c], the probability that a transmitted packet will experience a collision, is always smaller than 1/r.
As we shall see in the following, since [p.sub.c] goes to 1/r as N goes to infinity, [p.sub.t] converges to zero as the number of nodes goes to infinity.
Note that [P.sub.succ] converges to a non-zero constant (1/2 1n2 to be precise when r = 2; see Eq.
4, [p.sub.t] converges to zero as the number of nodes increases, due to the increased contention window sizes which causes a smaller probability of transmission in a given time slot.
Then, [n.sub.t] converges to the non-zero value ln[r/(r-1)] as the number of nodes N goes to infinity.
Among other findings, the report concluded that next-generation SONET and metro DWDM equipment will converge as transport and service layers unify, allowing carriers to deploy the most cost-effective solution while eliminating complex network management systems, expensive optical interfaces and unnecessary network elements.