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Definition of "confluence" []

  • A flowing together of two or more streams. (noun)
  • The point of juncture of such streams. (noun)
  • The combined stream formed by this juncture. (noun)
  • A gathering, flowing, or meeting together at one juncture or point: "A confluence of negative events conspired to bring down bond prices” ( Michael Gonzalez). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "confluence" in a sentence
  • "I watch myself in the mirror, and I hear the word confluence."
  • "He also bewailed the fact that he had been born at what he called the confluence of Hugo and Balzac."
  • "This fact is so important that we learned the English word 'confluence' in the 6th grade."