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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a branch that flows into the main stream;
[syn: feeder, tributary, confluent, affluent]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. flowing together;
[syn: confluent, merging(a)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Confluent \Con"flu*ent\, n. 1. A small steam which flows into a large one. [1913 Webster] 2. The place of meeting of steams, currents, etc. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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; flowing together to form a single stream. Syn: merging(prenominal). [1913 Webster] These confluent steams make some great river's head. --Blackmore. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Blended into one; growing together, so as to obliterate all distinction. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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




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