Meaning of “confluence” in the English Dictionary


"confluence" in English

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confluencenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒn.fluː.əns/ us /ˈkɑːn.fluː.əns/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • A high ridge, just before we reached the confluence, commands a splendid view of the two great rivers, and the rich country beyond. 
  • At the confluence rose the island—a tiny piece of land almost level with the water, but as fresh as green and fragrant as an aquatic bouquet. 
  • Each chord must be viewed as the result of the confluence of all the separate voices moving harmoniously together. 
  • St. Charles is a small town on the north bank of the Missouri, about twenty-one miles from its confluence with the Mississippi. 
  • The confluence of the two rivers was concealed by the wood, but the Yellowstone itself was only two miles distant, to the south. 

(Definition of “confluence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)