from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Flowing together; blended into one.
- adj. Pathology Merging or running together so as to form a mass, as sores in a rash.
- n. One of two or more confluent streams.
- n. A tributary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Converging, merging into continuous shape (of two or more objects).
- adj. (Of wind) which converges, especially when viewed on a weather chart
- adj. Describing cells in a culture that merge to form a mass
- adj. (Of a triangle) which is exactly the same size as another triangle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Flowing together; meeting in their course; running one into another; flowing together to form a single stream.
- adj. Blended into one; growing together, so as to obliterate all distinction.
- adj. Running together or uniting, as pimples or pustules.
- adj. Characterized by having the pustules, etc., run together or unite, so as to cover the surface.
- n. A small steam which flows into a large one.
- n. The place of meeting of steams, currents, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Flowing together; meeting in their course, as two streams.
- In anatomy, having grown or become blended together, as two bones which were originally separate.
- In botany and zoology, blended into one: us, confluent leaves.
- In pathol: Running together: as, confluent pustules.
- Characterized by confluent pustules: as, confluent smallpox.
- Rich; affluent.
- n. A tributary stream: as, the Mohawk is a confluent of the Hudson.
- n. A joining or confluence, as of two streams.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a branch that flows into the main stream
- adj. flowing together
Middle English, from Latin cōnfluēns, cōnfluent-, present participle of cōnfluere, to flow together : com-, com- + fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)