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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).
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confluence

(ˈkɒnflʊəns) or

conflux

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

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

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

confluence

[ˈkɒnflʊəns] Nconfluencia f
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confluence

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

n (of rivers)Zusammenfluss m
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confluence

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

(ˈkonfluəns) noun
a flowing together of two rivers.
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con·flu·ence

n. confluencia, punto de reunión de varios canales.
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References in periodicals archive ?
He also studied the internal surface of the skull and described the confluence of sinuses. The concavity on the internal surface of the occipital bone, in which lodges the confluence of sinuses, was eponymously termed the torcular herophili, which is sometimes erroneously used to denote the confluence of sinuses itself.