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confluent (adj.)

"flowing together, meeting in their courses," late 15c., 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). The noun meaning "a stream which flows into another" is from 1850.

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Definitions of confluent from WordNet
1
confluent (n.)
a branch that flows into the main stream;
Synonyms: feeder / tributary / affluent
2
confluent (adj.)
flowing together;
Synonyms: merging
From wordnet.princeton.edu