[ kon-floo-uhns ]
/ ˈkɒn flu əns /
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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/.
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How to use confluence in a sentence
The conflux of the sutural or inner margins of the two Elytra, where when closed they unite longitudinally.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
We encamped this evening at the conflux of the Simpang stream and Ipu river.The History of Sumatra|William Marsden
The findens quor nave considers the sea as a conflux of its component waters; the scindens, merely as a whole.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes|Ludwig Dderlein
Let me not confound the discriminating character and genius of a nation with the conflux of its individuals in cities and reviews.Anima Poet|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Passengers on the south-bound saw them seated together, and wondered at the conflux of two such antipodes.Heart of the West|O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for confluence
/ (ˈkɒnflʊəns) /
a merging or flowing together, esp of rivers
a gathering together, esp of people
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Scientific definitions for confluence
[ kŏn′flōō-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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