Confluence definition

kŏnflo͝o-əns
A flowing together, esp. of two or more streams.
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The definition of confluence is the place where two or more things merge, or the act of merging.

The location were two rivers merge is an example of a confluence.

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The place where they join, or a stream formed in this way.
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A coming together as of people; crowd; throng.
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The place where two rivers, streams, or other continuously flowing bodies of water meet and become one, especially where a tributary joins a river.

We encountered an abandoned boat at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

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A gathering, flowing, or meeting together at one juncture or point.
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A flowing together of two or more streams.
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The point of juncture of such streams.
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The combined stream formed by this juncture.
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A flowing together of two or more streams or two or more glaciers.
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The point of juncture of such streams or glaciers.
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The combined stream or glacier formed by this juncture.
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The act of combining which occurs at the place where rivers and the lake meet.

The confluence of the rivers produced a great rush of water.

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A convergence or combination of forces, people, or things.

The confluence of our skills resulted in a successful home renovation project.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
confluence
Plural:
confluences

Origin of confluence

  • Borrowing from Late Latin confluentia, from con- + fluere.

    From Wiktionary