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Meaning of CONFLUENCE

Pronunciation:  'kânfloouns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a coming together of people
  2. [n]  a flowing together (as of rivers)
  3. [n]  a place where two things come together; "Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers"
 

CONFLUENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: concourse, conflux, junction, meeting
 
 See Also: blend, blending, coming together, geographic point, geographical point, meeting, merging

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con"flu*ence\, n. [L. confluentia.]
1. The act of flowing together; the meeting or junction of
   two or more streams; the place of meeting.

         New York stood at the confluence of two rivers.
                                               --Bancroft.

2. Any running together of separate streams or currents; the
   act of meeting and crowding in a place; hence, a crowd; a
   concourse; an assemblage.

         You see this confluence, this great flood of
         vistors.                              --Shak.

         The confluence . . . of all true joys. --Boyle.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The convergence of two streams of comparable size into a single channel.
 
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