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con·ver·gent

(kon-ver'jent),
Tending toward a common point.
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con·ver·gent

(kŏn-vĕr'jĕnt)
Tending toward a common point.
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convergent

(kŏn-vĕr′jĕnt)
Tending toward a common point.
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Moreover, the decision to configure an alliance portfolio convergently increases a firm's absorptive capacity (Cohen and Levinthal, 1990), due to the similar knowledge bases.
The Equity Sensitivity Instrument (ESI) has been shown to be discriminantly and convergently valid.
Or those who are divergently rather than convergently inclined?
If host chemistry and host phylogeny agree, a congruence between herbivore and host phylogeny would exist, but if plants have evolved convergently to contain similar chemicals, the herbivore's host shifts would be more congruent with the chemical similarities than the host phylogeny.
Convergently, there is a growing recognition of the overlap of human influences on the natural world as well as the reverse.
In the absence of coercion, only an ethics with which individuals can identify both convergently and immediately can provide such a basis.
First, pace Budd, I think it is possible to identify and defend a single conception of musical expressiveness as the proper and central notion of such expressiveness, one along the lines of music being aptly and convergently heard as, or as if it were, the expression, in sui generis manner, of an emotion or other mental state.
Tubular flowers for butterfly, moth, and hummingbird pollination have evolved convergently in Cheloneae, Manuleae, Selagineae, Digitaleae, and Agalineae; and short tubular flowers for short-tongued bee and fly pollination in Veroniceae and Agalineae.
For instance, it predicts that a particular antibody can take a variety of divergent mutation paths and reach different local affinity peaks, or different antibodies can mutate convergently into the same structure corresponding to the same peak.
Mesonotum as wide as, and 1.6-1.8x longer than pronotum, narrowed towards posterior margin; a pair of slightly elevated ridges originating in anterior margin and extending posteriorly and convergently until base of tegmina.
In addition, the attachment construct scores were deemed internally consistent with an Alpha coefficient of .78 and convergently valid with an Average Variance Extracted (AVE) score of .56.

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