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Confluent definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONFLUENT, a. [L.]
1. Flowing together; meeting in their course, as two streams; as confluent streams.
2. In medical science, running together, and spreading over a large surface of the body; as the confluent small-pox.
3. In botany, united at the base; growing in tufts, as confluent leaves; running into each other, as confluent lobes.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: flowing together [syn: confluent, merging] n
1: a branch that flows into the main stream [syn: feeder, tributary, confluent, affluent] [ant: distributary]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin confluent-, confluens, present participle of confluere to flow together, from com- + fluere to flow more at fluid Date: 15th century 1. flowing or coming together; also run together <confluent pustules> 2. characterized by confluent lesions <confluent smallpox> II. noun Date: 1849 a confluent stream; broadly tributary

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. flowing together, uniting. --n. a stream joining another.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Confluent Con"flu*ent, a. [L. confluens, -entis, p. pr. of confluere, -fluxum; con- + fluere to flow. See Fluent.] 1. Flowing together; meeting in their course; running one into another. These confluent steams make some great river's head. --Blackmore. 2. (Bot.) Blended into one; growing together, so as to obliterate all distinction. 3. (Med.) (a) Running together or uniting, as pimples or pustules. (b) Characterized by having the pustules, etc., run together or unite, so as to cover the surface; as, confluent smallpox. --Dunglison.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Confluent Con"flu*ent, n. 1. A small steam which flows into a large one. 2. The place of meeting of steams, currents, etc. [Obs.] --Holland.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Meeting, blending, commingling, mingling, flowing together.



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