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Topic: GEOGRAPHY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: confluentia, from Latin confluere 'to flow together', from com- ( COM-) + fluere 'to flow'

confluence

noun
     
con‧flu‧ence [singular]
1SG technical the place where two or more rivers flow together
2 formal a situation in which two or more things combine or happen at the same time
confluence of
a confluence of unhappy events
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