Share this entry

Share this page

conflux

Syllabification: con·flux
Pronunciation: /ˈkänˌfləks
 
/

Definition of conflux in English:

noun

Another term for confluence.
Example sentences
  • The corrupt and opulent nobles of Rome gratified every vice that could be collected from the might conflux of nations and manners, they lived without restraint in the patient and humble society of their slaves and parasites.
  • A world which is ‘conceived and grasped as picture’ distinguishes itself in terms of the conflux of absence in seeming presence.
  • With their resolved conflux of curves and jutting appendages, the sculptures emulate the darting intricacies of active vision.

Origin

early 17th century: from late Latin confluxus, from con- 'together' + fluxus (see flux).

Words that rhyme with conflux

affluxeffluxBenelux

Definition of conflux in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing