Business / Agriculture / Administrative Convergence: USDA in 1998 was developing a plan to consolidate the administrative functions (e.g., accounting, budgeting, procurement, personnel) of its field service agencies at the state level under one office, to be called the Support Services Bureau. Currently, separate administrative structures provide support to these agencies. USDA has named this effort its 'Administrative Convergence Plan,' or, simply 'administrative convergence.' The term also has been used to describe any USDA effort to streamline, or combine under one entity, the administrative functions of one or more of its agencies.
Science / Weather / Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ): An area where the Northern and Southern Hemispheric trade winds converge, usually located between 10 degrees North and South of the equator. It is a broad area of low pressure where both the Coriolis MORE
Business / Finance / Convergence: A project with a negative initial cash flow (cash outflow), which is expected to be followed by one or more future positive cash flows (cash inflows). MORE