Etymology
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confluence (n.)

early 15c., "a flowing together, especially of two or more streams," from Late Latin confluentia, from Latin confluentem (nominative confluens), present participle of confluere "to flow together," from assimilated form of com "with, together" (see con-) + fluere "to flow" (see fluent).

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Definitions of confluence

confluence (n.)
a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers);
Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers
Synonyms: meeting
confluence (n.)
a flowing together;
Synonyms: conflux / merging
confluence (n.)
a coming together of people;
Synonyms: concourse
From wordnet.princeton.edu