Confluent



[kon-floo-uh nt] /ˈkɒn flu ənt/

adjective
1.
flowing or running together; blending into one:
confluent rivers; confluent ideas.
2.
Pathology.

noun
3.
one of two or more confluent streams.
4.
a tributary stream.
/ˈkɒnflʊənt/
adjective
1.
flowing together or merging
noun
2.
a stream that flows into another, usually of approximately equal size
adj.

late 15c., from Middle French confluent or directly from Latin confluentem (nominative confluens), present participle of confluere “to flow together” (see confluence). The noun meaning “a stream which flows into another” is from 1850.

confluent con·flu·ent (kŏn’flōō-ənt)
adj.

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