[kon-floo-uh nt] /ˈkɒn flu ənt/
flowing or running together; blending into one:
confluent rivers; confluent ideas.
one of two or more confluent streams.
a tributary stream.
flowing together or merging
a stream that flows into another, usually of approximately equal size
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)
[kon-floo-uh ns] /ˈkɒn flu əns/ noun 1. a flowing together of two or more streams, rivers, or the like: the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. 2. their place of junction: St. Louis is at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. 3. a body of water formed by the flowing together of […]
[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 […]