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CONFLUENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does confluence mean? 

CONFLUENCE (noun)
  The noun CONFLUENCE has 3 senses:

1. a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)
2. a flowing together
3. a coming together of people

  Familiarity information: CONFLUENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONFLUENCE (noun)


Sense 1confluence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

confluence; meeting

Context example:

Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers

Hypernyms ("confluence" is a kind of...):

geographic point; geographical point (a point on the surface of the Earth)

Domain category:

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))


Sense 2confluence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flowing together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

conflux; confluence; merging

Hypernyms ("confluence" is a kind of...):

blend; blending (the act of blending components together thoroughly)


Sense 3confluence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A coming together of people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

concourse; confluence

Hypernyms ("confluence" is a kind of...):

coming together; meeting; merging (the act of joining together as one)


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