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con·flu·ent

 (kŏn′flo͞o-ənt)
adj.
1. Flowing together; blended into one.
2. Merging or running together so as to form a mass, as sores in a rash.
n.
1. One of two or more confluent streams.
2. A tributary.

[Middle English, from Latin cōnfluēns, cōnfluent-, present participle of cōnfluere, to flow together : com-, com- + fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]

confluent

(ˈkɒnflʊənt)
adj
(Physical Geography) flowing together or merging
n
(Physical Geography) a stream that flows into another, usually of approximately equal size
[C17: from Latin confluēns, from confluere to flow together, from fluere to flow]

con•flu•ent

(ˈkɒn flu ənt)

adj.
1. flowing or running together; blending into one: confluent rivers; confluent ideas.
2. characterized by confluent efflorescences: confluent smallpox.
n.
3. a confluent stream.
4. a tributary stream.
[1425–75; (< Middle French) < Latin confluent-, s. of confluēns, present participle of confluere to flow together]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confluent - a branch that flows into the main streamconfluent - a branch that flows into the main stream
branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
Adj.1.confluent - flowing togetherconfluent - flowing together      
convergent - tending to come together from different directions
Translations
konfluent
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