con·​flux | \ ˈkän-ˌfləks How to pronounce conflux (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, a conflux of issues presents challenges: health insurers and politicians have stepped up pressure on prices; R&D is often expensive and unsuccessful; and competition from low-cost generics remains a threat. Peter Loftus, WSJ, "Eli Lilly to Cut 8% of Jobs, Invest More on New Drugs," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of conflux

1606, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conflux

Medieval Latin confluxus, from Latin confluere

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The first known use of conflux was in 1606

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not being in agreement or harmony

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