Confluence Con"flu*ence, n. [L. confluentia.] 1. The act of flowing together; the meeting or junction of two or more streams; the place of meeting. [1913 Webster]

New York stood at the confluence of two rivers. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

2. Any running together of separate streams or currents; the act of meeting and crowding in a place; hence, a crowd; a concourse; an assemblage. [1913 Webster]

You see this confluence, this great flood of vistors. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The confluence . . . of all true joys. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • confluence — early 15c., from L.L. confluentia, from L. confluentem (nom. confluens), prp. of confluere to flow together, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + fluere to flow (see FLUENT (Cf. fluent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • confluence — *junction, concourse …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • confluence — ► NOUN 1) the junction of two rivers. 2) an act or process of merging. DERIVATIVES confluent adjective. ORIGIN from Latin confluere flow together …   English terms dictionary

  • confluence — [kän′flo͞o əns] n. [OFr < LL confluentia < L confluens, prp. of confluere < com , together + fluere, to flow: see FLUCTUATE] 1. a flowing together, esp. of two or more streams 2. the place where they join, or a stream formed in this way… …   English World dictionary

  • Confluence — For other uses, see Confluence (disambiguation). Confluence of rivers, the Mosel flows into the Rhine at Koblenz. The Name Koblenz itself has its origin in the latin name Confluentes …   Wikipedia

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