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Meaning of confluent

con•flu•ent

Pronunciation: (kon'fl-unt), [key]
— adj.
  1. flowing or running together; blending into one: confluent rivers; confluent ideas.
  2. confluent efflorescences.
    1. running together:confluent efflorescences.
    2. characterized by confluent efflorescences:confluent smallpox.
—n.
  1. one of two or more confluent streams.
  2. a tributary stream.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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