Confluent meaning

kŏn'flo͝o-ənt
Flowing together; blended into one.
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Merging or running together so as to form a mass, as sores in a rash.
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One of two or more confluent streams.
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A tributary.
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Flowing or running together so as to form one.

Confluent streams.

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Running together so as to form a merged mass, as sores, pimples, etc.
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A stream uniting with another; loosely, a tributary.
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Flowing together; blended into one.
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Merging or running together so as to form a mass, as sores in a rash.
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Converging, merging into continuous shape (of two or more objects).
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(meteorology) (Of wind) Which converges, especially when viewed on a weather chart.
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(biology) Describing cells in a culture that merge to form a mass.
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(geometry) (Of a triangle) Which is exactly the same size as another triangle.
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Origin of confluent

  • Middle English from Latin cōnfluēns cōnfluent- present participle of cōnfluere to flow together com- com- fluere to flow bhleu- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French
    From Wiktionary