[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
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.
[kon-foh-kuh l] /kɒnˈfoʊ kəl/ adjective, Mathematics. 1. having the same focus or foci. /kɒnˈfəʊkəl/ adjective 1. having a common focus or common foci: confocal ellipses
- Confocal microscope
noun 1. a light microscope with an optical system designed to reject background from matter outside the focal plane and therefore allowing images of different sections of a specimen to be obtained
[kuh n-fawrm] /kənˈfɔrm/ verb (used without object) 1. to act in accordance or harmony; comply (usually followed by to): to conform to rules. 2. to act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, etc., of society or a group: One has to conform in order to succeed in this company. 3. to be or […]
[kuh n-fawr-muh-buh l] /kənˈfɔr mə bəl/ adjective 1. corresponding in form, nature, or character; similar. 2. compliant; obedient; submissive: a conformable disposition. 3. Geology. of or relating to an unbroken sequence of strata or beds, characteristic of uninterrupted deposition. /kənˈfɔːməbəl/ adjective 1. corresponding in character; similar 2. obedient; submissive 3. (foll by to) in agreement […]