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confluence

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noun con·flu·ence \ˈkän-ˌflü-ən(t)s, kən-ˈ\

Simple Definition of confluence

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point <a happy confluence of weather and scenery>

  2. 2 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>



15th Century

First Known Use of confluence

15th century

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