convergent


convergent
converge con‧verge [kənˈvɜːdʒ ǁ -ˈvɜːrdʒ] verb [intransitive]
1. if two or more rates of interest, unemployment etc converge, they move to the same level:
converge with

• Irish productivity per worker has converged with the EU norms.

2. ECONOMICS if two or more economies converge, they start to have the same characteristics such as the same levels of inflation, interest rates etc. The economies of countries wanting to join the EU have to converge with those of existing members before they can join:
converge with

• Britain's economy has not yet converged sufficiently with those of the present participants in the euromarket.

— compare diverge
— convergent adjective :

• The Asian crisis showed the convergent, rather than divergent, nature of emerging economies.

— convergence noun [uncountable] :

• employment policies that work against regional convergence

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convergent UK US /kənˈvɜːdʒənt/ adjective
coming closer together or becoming more similar: »

The EU clearly encourages convergent monetary policies among its member states.

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convergent government debt levels


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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