Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A confluence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A merger of rivers, or the place where rivers merge.
  • n. A convergence or moving gathering of forces, people, or things.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A flowing together; a meeting of currents.
  • n. A large assemblage; a passing multitude.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flowing together; a meeting of two or more currents; confluence.
  • n. A throng; a crowd; a multitude collected.
  • n. The point or place where lines meet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a flowing together

Etymologies

From Latin cōnfluxus, past participle of cōnfluere, to flow together; see confluent.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The story behind it is that an enemy known as the conflux has moved people from one area of space to another.

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  • With the floor of the channel shallowing from 200 metres to 60 metres and at the same time a rock pinnacle, like a finger, rising up from the sea bed to 29 metres from the surface, there is no surprise that the whirlpool was once described as a 'conflux so dreadful that it spurns all description.

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  • The win, of course, was that bin Laden could then be used as a bogey man to scare Americans into approving the conflux of sleaze and mass murder called the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

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  • He touched a marker for a dense neutron star at the conflux of several lines, and it flashed obligingly.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • We have to look at a conflux of factors here to better understand these racialized engendered disparities.

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  • Dramatic to the hilt, it married a spectacular conflux of Ralph Lauren Safari fragrance ads with the Edwardian elegance of a Nairobi gentleman's club before The Great War.

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  • With this hypnotic conflux of artists, the Heineken TransAtlantic Festival is creating a one-of-a kind musical experience, and using music to both reflect and shape the diversity of cultures.

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  • It's all because of the appearance of a mysterious ribbon in the sky-or in Star Trek technobabble, "a conflux of temporal energy."

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  • I shall say concerning systems, and assemblies of people, which may be compared, as I said, to the similar parts of man's body: such as be lawful, to the muscles; such as are unlawful, to wens, biles, and apostems, engendered by the unnatural conflux of evil humours.

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  • In addition, conflux is a verb meaning to flow or run together, combine (OED).

    August 2, 2012