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]
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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.
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         As many rays of light, as conveniently can be let in,
         and made convergent.                     --Boyle.
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         The vast dome of its cathedral . . . directing its
         convergent curves to heaven.             --Hallam.
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