con-flu-ence |ˈkänˌfloōəns; kənˈfloōəns|
the junction of two rivers, esp. rivers of approximately equal width : here at the confluence of the Laramie and North Platte Rivers.
• an act or process of merging : a major confluence of the world’s financial markets.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from late Latin confluentia, from Latin confluere ‘flow together’ (see confluent ).