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Convergence    (2VC4)

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OMB Enterprise Architecture Assessment Framework Version 1.5    (2VC6)

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Business Definition    (2VC9)

The integration of different and diverse disciplines.    (2VCA)

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Microsoft Press - Microsoft Computer Dictionary 2002    (2VCC)

Technical Definition    (2VCD)

1. The integration of different disciplines and technologies, such as the convergence of computers, communications, and consumer electronics. 2. Software that automatically updates to reflect real-time changes, esp. network mapping software in packet-switching networks. (Origin: This software 'converges' to reality.)    (2VCE)

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Microsoft Press - Microsoft Computer Dictionary 2002 < Pfaffenberger, Bryan - Webster's New World Computer Dictionary 2003 < Freedman, Alan - The Computer Glossary: the Complete Illustrated Dictionary 8th ed. 1998    (2VCG)

Context Definition 1    (2VCH)

A coming together. Convergence can occur between different disciplines and technologies, as when telephone communications and computing converge in the field of telecommunications. It can also occur within a program, such as a spreadsheet, when a circular set of formulas are repeatedly recalculated (iterated) with the results of each iteration coming closer to a true solution.    (2VCI)

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Microsoft Press - Microsoft Computer Dictionary 2002    (2VCK)

Context Definition 2    (2VCL)

2. In a packet-switching network, an automatic process of network mapping that occurs after a router is switched on. Convergence software enables the router to detect changes to the network, such as the addition or removal of workstations, and to adjust its map automatically. The process is called convergence because it takes a few minutes for the router's map to converge to reality.    (2VCM)

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Pfaffenberger, Bryan - Webster's New World Computer Dictionary 2003    (2VCO)

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