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confluence

Syllabification: con·flu·ence
Pronunciation: /ˈkänˌflo͞oəns
 
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Definition of confluence in English:

noun

1The junction of two rivers, especially rivers of approximately equal width: here at the confluence of the Laramie and North Platte Rivers
More example sentences
  • They are strategically positioned on mountainsides, on the confluence of two rivers or overlooking valley entrances.
  • From the citadel the impregnability of Ani's site is even more striking: on a peninsula at the confluence of two rivers, only one side of the city was accessible by land.
  • Today the adit can still be seen at the confluence of the Uncompahgre River and Canyon Creek, at the base of Oak Street on the southwest side of Ouray.
Synonyms
1.1An act or process of merging: a major confluence of the world’s financial markets
More example sentences
  • The current shortage is the result of a confluence of three major factors.
  • There is a strange confluence in smoking between social acceptability and the physiological addictiveness of the nicotine itself.
  • But the bigger reason behind this bundle of contradictions is a confluence of technological shifts.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin confluentia, from Latin confluere 'flow together' (see confluent).

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