Origin of confluence
Examples from the Web for confluence
Near the confluence of these two rivers a tiny bridge spans the gap connecting the Korengal with the Pech.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It may have been a confluence of factors, but going bald eagle became not so much a choice as an expectation.Waxing: Damned if You Do and Damned if You Don’t: How Pubic Hair Became Political|Emily Shire|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A confluence of events so seemingly magical made for a mostly charmed film shoot.‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Star Oscar Isaac Is About to Be a Very Big Deal|Kevin Fallon|December 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In honor of the confluence of Memorial Day and Shavuot, Open Zion is taking the day off.
One aspect of how bad the Middle East could get this year lies in the confluence of events in Syria and Iraq.The Revolt in Syria Could Easily Spread to Other Middle East Countries|Kenneth M. Pollack|January 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The part we crossed was about a mile from the confluence, and, as it was now flooded, it seemed upward of half a mile in breadth.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
Bidding farewell to Sekeletu, the doctor and his attendants sailed down the river to its confluence with the Chobe.Great African Travellers|W.H.G. Kingston
Supplied with water by the pools in the Podébodé, we again joined the Zambesi at the confluence of the rivulet.
Near the confluence of the Apure with the Orinoco is the town of Caicara, with a population of six or seven hundred souls.Up the Orinoco and down the Magdalena|H. J. Mozans
He reversed his course and made for the confluence of the Orange and the Vaal.A Handbook of the Boer War|Gale and Polden, Limited
British Dictionary definitions for confluence
Word Origin and History for confluence
early 15c., from Late Latin confluentia, from Latin confluentem (nominative confluens), present participle of confluere "to flow together," from com- "together" (see com-) + fluere "to flow" (see fluent).