confluent
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin confluent-, confluens, present participle of confluere to flow together, from com- + fluere to flow — more at fluid Date: 15th century 1. flowing or coming together; also run together <
confluent pustules
>
2. characterized by confluent lesions <
confluent smallpox
>
II. noun Date: 1849 a confluent stream; broadly tributary

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  • confluent — [ kɔ̃flyɑ̃ ] n. m. • déb. XVIe; lat. confluens, entis ♦ Endroit où deux cours d eau se joignent. ⇒ jonction, 1. rencontre. Pointe de terre au confluent de deux cours d eau. ⇒ bec. Coblence est au confluent de la Moselle et du Rhin. ● confluent… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • confluent — CONFLUÉNT, Ă, confluenţi, te, adj., s.m. (Curs de apă) care se uneşte cu un alt curs de apă, formând un râu mai mare. [pr.: flu ent] – Din fr. confluent, lat. confluens, ntis. Trimis de Joseph, 23.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  confluént adj. m., s …   Dicționar Român

  • confluent — confluent, ente 1. (kon flu an, an t ) adj. Terme de médecine. Petite vérole confluente, celle où les boutons sont si rapprochés qu ils se touchent et se confondent, par opposition à variole discrète.    Terme de botanique. Parties confluentes,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Confluent — Con flu*ent, a. [L. confluens, entis, p. pr. of confluere, fluxum; con + fluere to flow. See {Fluent}.] 1. Flowing together; meeting in their course; running one into another; flowing together to form a single stream. Syn: merging(prenominal).… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confluent — (adj.) late 15c., from M.Fr. confluent or directly from L. confluentem (nom. confluens), prp. of confluere to flow together (see CONFLUENCE (Cf. confluence)). The noun meaning a stream which flows into another is from 1850 …   Etymology dictionary

  • confluent — Confluent. s. m. La jonction de deux rivieres. Cette ville est bastie au confluent des deux rivieres …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • confluent — [kän′flo͞oənt] adj. [ME & L confluens: see CONFLUENCE] 1. flowing or running together so as to form one [confluent streams] 2. Med. running together so as to form a merged mass, as sores, pimples, etc. n. a stream uniting with another; loosely, a …   English World dictionary

  • Confluent — Con flu*ent, n. 1. A small steam which flows into a large one. [1913 Webster] 2. The place of meeting of steams, currents, etc. [Obs.] Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confluent — index coadunate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • confluent — /kon flooh euhnt/, adj. 1. flowing or running together; blending into one: confluent rivers; confluent ideas. 2. Pathol. a. running together: confluent efflorescences. b. characterized by confluent efflorescences: confluent smallpox. n. 3. one of …   Universalium

  • confluent — con•flu•ent [[t]ˈkɒn flu ənt[/t]] adj. 1) geo flowing or running together; blending into one: confluent rivers; confluent ideas[/ex] 2) pat characterized by confluent efflorescences: confluent smallpox[/ex] 3) geo a confluent stream 4) geo a… …   From formal English to slang

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