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Definition of inflow

: a flowing in the inflow of air an inflow of funds

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The campaign has seen a massive inflow of funds in recent months. The vents provide improved inflow of air.
Recent Examples on the Web The pressure on ERs has been as much about outflow as inflow, due to the struggle to find open intensive care beds for patients with severe COVID-19 or other illnesses or injuries requiring critical hospital care. Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, "At Minnesota hospitals, ER 'boarding' a COVID-19 consequence," 5 Dec. 2020 The flooding issue is more than likely I/I -- inflow and infiltration -- related to residents’ storm sewers draining into their sanitary sewers. John Benson, cleveland, "North Olmsted selects CT Consultants for flood-mitigation project," 17 Dec. 2020 Chan added that the city has recorded a net inflow of nearly $50 billion in capital since April. Laura He, CNN, "Chinese IPOs give Hong Kong a boost after a troubled year," 8 Dec. 2020 Both analyses noted a significant inflow of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act assistance to consumers and businesses in the state earlier this year. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona expected to recover job losses in 2021, UA forecast predicts," 5 Dec. 2020 Austin’s overall population inflow-to-outflow ratio was the highest among 47 metropolitan areas analyzed by LinkedIn. Konrad Putzier, WSJ, "Covid-19, Remote Work Make Austin a Magnet for New Jobs," 8 Dec. 2020 To receive the reward, the brown trout must have been caught legally in the Colorado River, in the roughly 15-mile stretch between the Glen Canyon Dam and the Paria River inflow. Anton L. Delgado, The Arizona Republic, "To protect native fish, agencies put a bounty on brown trout in the Colorado River," 20 Nov. 2020 Because the water level inside and outside the ship nearly equalized, the flooding inflow slowed to a trickle for almost 20 minutes before water crested the bulkheads and began rushing in anew. Cody Cassidy, Wired, "How to Escape a Sinking Ship (Like, Say, the Titanic)," 30 Oct. 2020 Since Tesla’s credits and its customers’ deficits run in tandem, Tesla trades its CAFE and GHG credits on long-term contracts that produce more consistent, though in the past smaller, revenue than the inflow from lumpy ZEV sales. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "The next President will hold a lot of sway over Tesla’s biggest profit center," 11 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of inflow

1839, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2021

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“Inflow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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: a flow or movement of something into a place, organization, etc.

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