confluent definition

  • adjective:
    • Flowing together; blended into one.
    • Pathology Merging or running collectively in order to form a mass, as sores in a rash.
    • Converging, merging into constant shape (of two or more items).
    • (Of wind) which converges, especially when viewed on a weather chart
    • explaining cells in a culture that merge to form a mass
    • (Of a triangle) which will be the identical dimensions as another triangle.
    • streaming together; conference within their course; running one into another; streaming collectively to create a single stream.
    • Blended into one; developing collectively, so as to obliterate all difference.
    • operating together or uniting, as pimples or pustules.
    • described as getting the pustules, etc., run together or unite, to be able to protect the outer lining.
    • flowing collectively
  • noun:
    • One of two or more confluent channels.
    • A tributary.
    • a little steam which moves into a large one.
    • the spot of meeting of steams, currents, etc.
    • A tributary stream: as, the Mohawk is a confluent of Hudson.
    • A joining or confluence, as of two channels.
    • a branch that moves into the main stream
  • others:
    • Flowing collectively; conference within their training course, as two channels.
    • In physiology, having cultivated or become mixed collectively, as two bones which were originally individual.
    • In botany and zoology, combined into one: united states, confluent leaves.
    • In pathol: operating collectively: as, confluent pustules.
    • described as confluent pustules: as, confluent smallpox.
    • Rich; affluent.

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