Word forms: confluences
1. singular noun The confluence of two rivers is the place where they join and become one larger river. [+ of] ⇒ The 160-metre falls mark the dramatic confluence of the rivers Nera and Velino. 2. countable noun [oft N of n] If there is a confluence of two things, they join, combine, or come together. [formal] ⇒ Like most cases of extreme weather, its severity was due to an unusual confluence of events. ⇒ ...the confluence of African and Portuguese cultures in Brazil.
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