Convergence

Science / Weather / Convergence: Wind movement that results in a horizontal net inflow of air into a particular region. Convergent winds at lower levels are associated with upward motion. Contrast with divergence.

Administrative Convergence

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, MORE

Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)

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

Morphological Convergence

Science / Biology / Morphological Convergence: The evolution of basically dissimilar structures to serve a common function. For example: the wings of birds and insects. MORE

Divergence

Business / Finance / Divergence: Payments from fund or corporate cash flow. May include dividends from earnings, capital gains from sale of portfolio holdings and return of capital. Fund distributions can be made by check or by inves MORE

Snow Devil

Science / Weather / Snow Devil: A small, rotating wind that picks up loose snow instead of dirt (like a dust devil) or water (like a waterspout). Formed mechanically by the convergence of local air currents. May be called a snowspou MORE

Alexandrine

Entertainment / Literature / Alexandrine: A twelve-syllable line written in iambic hexameter. Alexandrines were especially popular in French poetry for drama between 1500-1800 CE, but their invention dates back to the late 1100s. The earliest MORE

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