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 for confluence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              New York stood at the confluence of two rivers.
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     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.
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              You see this confluence, this great flood of
              vistors.                              --Shak.
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              The confluence . . . of all true joys. --Boyle.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a place where things merge or flow together (especially
           rivers); "Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the
           Allegheny and Monongahela rivers" [syn: confluence,
      2: a flowing together [syn: confluence, conflux, merging]
      3: a coming together of people [syn: concourse, confluence]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "confluence":
     accompaniment, accordance, affluence, afflux, affluxion,
     agglomeration, agglutination, aggregation, agreement, alliance,
     approach, articulation, assemblage, assembly, association,
     asymptote, bond, bottleneck, bracketing, cahoots, call-up, canvass,
     census, clustering, co-working, coaction, coincidence,
     collaboration, collection, collectivity, colligation,
     collision course, collocation, collusion, combination,
     combined effort, communication, comparison, concatenation,
     concentralization, concentration, concert, concerted action,
     concomitance, concordance, concourse, concurrence, conflux,
     congeries, conglomeration, congregation, congress, conjugation,
     conjunction, connection, consilience, conspiracy, convergence,
     converging, cooperation, copulation, corralling, correspondence,
     coupling, course, crosscurrent, crossing, current, data-gathering,
     defluxion, downflow, downpour, drift, driftage, flow, flowing,
     fluency, flux, focalization, focus, funnel, gathering, gush,
     hookup, hub, inflow, ingathering, intercommunication, intercourse,
     interlinking, inventory, joinder, joining, jointure, junction,
     juxtaposition, knotting, liaison, linkage, linking, marriage,
     meeting, merger, merging, mill run, millrace, mobilization, muster,
     mutual approach, narrowing gap, onrush, onward course, outflow,
     pairing, parasitism, race, radius, rodeo, roundup, run, rush,
     saprophytism, set, simultaneity, spate, splice, spokes, stream,
     surge, survey, symbiosis, synchronism, synergy, tangent, tide, tie,
     tie-in, tie-up, trend, undercurrent, undertow, unification, union,
     united action, water flow, yoking

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Confluence, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    834
     Housing Units (2000): 404
     Land area (2000):     1.596582 sq. miles (4.135129 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.052398 sq. miles (0.135709 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.648980 sq. miles (4.270838 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            15680
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             39.809997 N, 79.356692 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Confluence, PA

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