confluent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French

Adjective[edit]

confluent (comparative more confluent, superlative most confluent)

  1. Converging, merging into continuous shape (of two or more objects).
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 19
      A confluent smallpox had in all directions flowed over his face, and left it like the complicated ribbed bed of a torrent, when the rushing waters have been dried up.
  2. (meteorology) (Of wind) which converges, especially when viewed on a weather chart
  3. (biology) Describing cells in a culture that merge to form a mass
  4. (geometry) (Of a triangle) which is exactly the same size as another triangle.

French[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

confluent m (feminine confluente, masculine plural confluents, feminine plural confluentes)

  1. confluent

Noun[edit]

confluent m (plural confluents)

  1. confluence (point where two rivers or streams meet)

Verb[edit]

confluent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of confluer
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of confluer

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cōnfluent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of cōnfluō