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con·flu·ence

 (kŏn′flo͞o-əns)
n.
1.
a. A flowing together of two or more rivers or streams.
b. The point of juncture of such rivers or streams.
c. The combined river or stream formed by this juncture.
2. A gathering, flowing, or meeting together at one juncture or point: "A confluence of negative events conspired to bring down bond prices" (Michael Gonzalez).

confluence

(ˈkɒnflʊəns) or

conflux

n
1. a merging or flowing together, esp of rivers
2. a gathering together, esp of people

con•flu•ence

(ˈkɒn flu əns)

n.
1. a flowing together of two or more streams, rivers, etc.
2. their place of junction.
3. a body of water formed by confluence.
4. a coming together of people or things; concourse.
5. a crowd or throng; assemblage.
Sometimes, con′flux (-flʌks)
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin]

Confluence

 a flowing together or the result of such an action; a merging; a large number of persons, animals, or things gathered together from various quarters; a concourse; a crowd; a multitude.
Examples: confluence of association [historical], 1856; of blood, 1635; of brooks, 1794; of dissenting clergymen, 1847; of all comforts, 1654; of ethereal fire, 1742; of young gentlemen, 1673; of grace, 1711; of joys; of shady lanes, 1863; of men, 1596; of particles, 1865; of people, 1818; of prosperous successes, 1606; of rivers, 1828; of rivulets, 1692; of visitants, 1751; of visitors, 1697; of waters, 1615.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confluence - a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)confluence - a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers); "Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers"
geographic point, geographical point - a point on the surface of the Earth
river - a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek); "the river was navigable for 50 miles"
2.confluence - a flowing together
blending, blend - the act of blending components together thoroughly
3.confluence - a coming together of people
merging, coming together, meeting - the act of joining together as one; "the merging of the two groups occurred quickly"; "there was no meeting of minds"

confluence

noun convergence, junction, concurrence, conflux The 160-metre falls mark the confluence of the rivers.

confluence

noun
1. A converging at a common center:
2. The act or fact of coming together:
Translations
مُلْتَقى نَهْرَين
soutok
sammenløb
KonfluenzZusammenfluss
összefolyás
samrennsli
santaka
saplūšana

confluence

[ˈkɒnflʊəns] Nconfluencia f

confluence

[ˈkɒnflʊəns] n
[rivers] → confluence f
(formal) [events, factors] → confluence f, rencontre f

confluence

n (of rivers)Zusammenfluss m

confluence

[ˈkɒnflʊəns] n (frm)
a. (of rivers) → confluenza
b. (of interests, ideas) → convergenza
c. (crowd) → folla

confluence

(ˈkonfluəns) noun
a flowing together of two rivers.

con·flu·ence

n. confluencia, punto de reunión de varios canales.
References in classic literature ?
In the confluence of the multitude, several clubs crossed; blows, aimed at me, fell on other sconces.
The Passage of Arms, as it was called, which was to take place at Ashby, in the county of Leicester, as champions of the first renown were to take the field in the presence of Prince John himself, who was expected to grace the lists, had attracted universal attention, and an immense confluence of persons of all ranks hastened upon the appointed morning to the place of combat.
He inquired the price of land, of houses, of estates; he made Mademoiselle Cormon describe at length the confluence of the Sarthe and the Brillante; he expressed surprise that the town was placed so far from the river, and seemed to be much interested in the topography of the place.
Then round the corner of the lane, from between the villas that guarded it at its confluence with the high road, came a little cart drawn by a sweating black pony and driven by a sallow youth in a bowler hat, grey with dust.
The Yellowstone, above the confluence of the Bighorn, is a clear stream; its waters were now gradually growing turbid, and assuming the yellow clay color of the Missouri.
At length it was found necessary to establish fortified posts at the confluence of the rivers and the lakes for the protection of the trade, and the restraint of these profligates of the wilderness.
Opposite the spot to which he had brought her was such a general confluence, and the river was proportionately voluminous and deep.
At the bend of the Danube, vessels, an island, and a castle with a park surrounded by the waters of the confluence of the Enns and the Danube became visible, and the rocky left bank of the Danube covered with pine forests, with a mystic background of green treetops and bluish gorges.
The scaffold indeed looked like an islet at the confluence of several rivers.
also very far from it; for Loewestein, as the geographers tell us, is situated at the point of the islet which is formed by the confluence of the Waal and the Meuse, opposite Gorcum.
Lower down, the infantry continued; but as the stream was suddenly swelled by the confluence of a considerable burn, they were more widely set, and only watched the fords and stepping-stones.
They were traced along the margin of the Mississippi, for some distance, until they took boat and ascended the river to its confluence with the Missouri.