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- (biology): confluency
Late Middle English, borrowing from Late Latin cōnfluentia (“a flowing together, conflux”), from cōnfluēns (present participle of cōnfluō (“to flow or run together”)) + -ia (nominal suffix).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɒn.flu.əns/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɑnˌflu.əns/, /kənˈflu.əns/
- Rhymes: -ɒnfluəns, -uːəns
confluence (plural confluences)
- The act of combining that occurs where two rivers meet.
- The confluence of the rivers produced a great rush of water.
- 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.
- Synonym: watersmeet
- Antonyms: fork, branch
- The stream or body formed by the junction of two or more streams; a combined flood.
- A convergence or combination of forces, people, or things.
- The confluence of our skills resulted in a successful home renovation project.
- The political turmoil was the result of a confluence of factors, and the corollary of years of misrule, as evidenced by a low home ownership rate incommensurate with the economic growth.
- Synonym: coinfluence
- Hyponym: confluence of sinuses
- (biology) The proportion of cells, in a culture medium, that adhere to each other.
- (computer science, in rewriting systems) A property describing which terms can be rewritten with other, equivalent terms.
point where two rivers or streams meet
convergence or combination
- “confluence”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
- “confluence”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
confluence f (plural confluences)
- “confluence”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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