confluence

[ kon-floo-uhns ]
/ ˈkɒn flu əns /

noun

a flowing together of two or more streams, rivers, or the like: the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
their place of junction: St. Louis is at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
a body of water formed by the flowing together of two or more streams, rivers, or the like.
a coming together of people or things; concourse.
a crowd or throng; assemblage.

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Also con·flux [kon-fluhks]. /ˈkɒn flʌks/.

Origin of confluence

1375–1425; late Middle English (<Middle French ) <Late Latin confluentia;see confluent, -ence

SYNONYMS FOR confluence ON THESAURUS.COM

4 union, joining, meeting.
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British Dictionary definitions for confluence

confluence

conflux (ˈkɒnflʌks)

/ (ˈkɒnflʊəns) /

noun

a merging or flowing together, esp of rivers
a gathering together, esp of people
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Medical definitions for confluence

confluence
[ kŏnflōō-əns ]

n.

A flowing or meeting together; a joining.
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Scientific definitions for confluence

confluence
[ kŏnflōō-əns ]

A flowing together of two or more streams or two or more glaciers.
The point of juncture of such streams or glaciers.
The combined stream or glacier formed by this juncture.
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