[ UK /kˈɒnfluːəns/ ]
[ US /ˈkɑnfɫuəns/ ]
  1. a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)
    Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers
  2. a coming together of people
  3. a flowing together
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How To Use confluence In A Sentence

  • Arriving at the confluence with the Columbia, of the river whose banks they were following, they perceived that it was the same which had been called _Lewis river_, by the American captain of that name, in Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific
  • It tumbles through steep gorges and follows a course through affluent Cheshire towns and countryside before its confluence with the Mersey. Times, Sunday Times
  • Valleys and sweet plains, waterfalls and rivers, glades where lovers would have walked and confluences where towns could have been built, the lovely island had all these accouter-ments, these alluring invitations to civilization. Hawaii
  • Her secret, it seems, has been a confluence of business savvy and a folksy but formidable disarming charm. Times, Sunday Times
  • This confluence happens 100 yards behind Bath railway station, and matches the city's nicety of line.
  • Alternatively, you could hire a bike and follow the course of the River Loir from Vendome to its confluence with the Sarthe.
  • A hanging bridge has been planned at ‘Triveni sangamam’, the confluence of three rivers in Muvattupuzha.
  • These confluence levels allowed traders to see where a stock, future, commodity, or currency had the greatest probability of pausing or reversing on intraday charts.
  • It has gone from an ecstatic confluence of societal change and economic opportunity to a fusty business institution.
  • Classical art has its own temptations and sins; as Maritain hints, it may obscure the originating sense of congruence or confluence, the 'pulsion' which stimulates formal composition, by over-insistence on an abstract rigour of structure. Clark Lectures, Trinity College, Cambridge Grace, Necessity and Imagination: Catholic Philosophy and the Twentieth Century Artist Lecture 4: God and the Artist
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