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noun as in coming together

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They are a part of a pattern of growing fire risk, emerging from a confluence of factors exacerbated by humans, spanning from ignitions to urban planning to forest management to climate change.

From Vox

While that strange confluence of events may have surprised many, it didn’t surprise Lyric Jain, a 24-year-old, Cambridge-educated engineer who lives in the United Kingdom.

From Ozy

Still, thanks to a confluence of events — from a battering of the broader retail industry to the runaway growth of Amazon specifically — both big and small fulfillment centers are beginning to spring up and fast.

Then overnight, the confluence of two potent forces shrank what looked like a long timetable.

From Fortune

For the publishing industry, this confluence of disruption has had a massive impact of on advertising revenue.

From Digiday

Near the confluence of these two rivers a tiny bridge spans the gap connecting the Korengal with the Pech.

It may have been a confluence of factors, but going bald eagle became not so much a choice as an expectation.

A confluence of events so seemingly magical made for a mostly charmed film shoot.

At the same time, in a happy confluence of technology and history, Bush had an app on his iPad that he could use to draw pictures.

Is that a fair reading, or do you see more confluence between you and Reihan/Ross than I'm suggesting?

Washington attacked a French encampment at the confluence of the Alleghany and Monongahela.

At the confluence of these two rivers there was the finest assemblage of Savages that I have yet seen.

Small craw-fish387 go up as far as the mountains,388 and the larger as far as the confluence of the Indus and the Acesines.

Erdil is a tiny derelict Christian village situated in the Oramar valley a little above its confluence with the Zab.

Between these rivers, and nestling inside of their very confluence, reposes Harper's Ferry.


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On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to confluence, such as: assemblage, junction, assembly, concourse, concurrence, and conflux.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.