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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confluence  \Con"flu*ence\,  n.  [L.  confluentia.] 
  1.  The  act  of  flowing  together;  the  meeting  or  junction  of 
  two  or  more  streams;  the  place  of  meeting. 
 
  New  York  stood  at  the  confluence  of  two  rivers. 
  --Bancroft. 
 
  2.  Any  running  together  of  separate  streams  or  currents;  the 
  act  of  meeting  and  crowding  in  a  place  hence  a  crowd;  a 
  concourse;  an  assemblage. 
 
  You  see  this  confluence,  this  great  flood  of 
  vistors  --Shak. 
 
  The  confluence  .  .  .  of  all  true  joys.  --Boyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confluence 
  n  1:  a  place  where  two  things  come  together;  "Pittsburgh  is 
  located  at  the  confluence  of  the  Allegheny  and 
  Monongahela  rivers"  [syn:  {junction},  {meeting}] 
  2:  a  flowing  together  (as  of  rivers)  [syn:  {conflux},  {merging}] 
  3:  a  coming  together  of  people  [syn:  {concourse}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Confluence,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41730 
  Confluence,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  15680) 
  Location:  39.80948  N,  79.35434  W 
  Population  (1990):  873  (413  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.2  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 




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