SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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.
con·flux [ kon-fluhks] /ˈkɒn flʌks/
Origin of confluence 1375–1425; late Middle English
Late Latin confluentia;
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Word Origin and History for conflux n.
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).
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n. A flowing or meeting together; a joining.
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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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