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diffluence

[dif-loo-uh ns] /ˈdɪf lu əns/
noun
1.
the act of flowing off or away.
2.
the act or process of dissolving into a liquid; liquefaction; deliquescence.
3.
the rate at which fluid flow diverges along an axis perpendicular to the direction of flow at a given point.
Compare divergence.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; difflu(ent) + -ence
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  • Meanwhile, steady convection had been maintained in the diffluence region to the east of the upper low.

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