plural -es
obsolete : the act or process of verging, approaching, or bordering on something : tendency, inclination
: a measure of convergence or divergence of a pencil of rays entering or issuing from a lens or mirror that is expressed as the reciprocal of the distance from lens or mirror to the focus of the rays and for rays through a principal focus is equal to the focal power of the lens or mirror

Word History


verge entry 3 + -ency

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“Vergency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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