Definition of confluence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒnfluəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnfluəns//
    [usually singular]
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  1. 1(specialist) the place where two rivers flow together and become one the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile
  2. 2(formal) the fact of two or more things becoming one a confluence of social factors
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin confluentia, from Latin confluere ‘flow together’, from con- ‘together’ + fluere ‘to flow’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: confluence