noun \ˈkän-ˌflü-ən(t)s, kən-ˈ\

: a place where two rivers or streams join to become one

: a situation in which two things come together or happen at the same time

Full Definition of CONFLUENCE

:  a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point <a happy confluence of weather and scenery>
a :  the flowing together of two or more streams
b :  the place of meeting of two streams
c :  the combined stream formed by conjunction

Examples of CONFLUENCE

  1. the Mississippi River's confluence with the Missouri River
  2. <a happy confluence of beautiful weather and spectacular scenery during our vacation>

First Known Use of CONFLUENCE

15th century

Rhymes with CONFLUENCE


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