[kon-floo-uh ns] /ˈkɒn flu əns/

a flowing together of two or more streams, rivers, or the like:
the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
their place of junction:
St. Louis is at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
a body of water formed by the flowing together of two or more streams, rivers, or the like.
a coming together of people or things; concourse.
a crowd or throng; assemblage.
a merging or flowing together, esp of rivers
a gathering together, esp of people

a growing together; concrescence
Word Origin

Latin confluentia ‘act of flowing together’

early 15c., from Late Latin confluentia, from Latin confluentem (nominative confluens), present participle of confluere “to flow together,” from com- “together” (see com-) + fluere “to flow” (see fluent).

confluence con·flu·ence (kŏn’flōō-əns)
A flowing or meeting together; a joining.


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