Meaning of CONFLUENCE in English

ˈkänˌflüən(t)s noun

( -s )

Etymology: Late Latin confluentia act of flowing together, from Latin confluent-, confluens, present participle of confluere + -ia -y


a. : a coming or flocking together, meeting, or gathering at one place : concourse

you see this confluence , this great flood of visitors — Shakespeare

b. : large assemblage : crowd


a. : the flowing together of two or more streams

an island formed by the confluence of two rivers

b. : the place of meeting of two streams

Koblenz stands at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle

c. : the stream or body formed by the junction of two or more streams : a combined flood

3. : concrescence 2

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