in·​flow | \ ˈin-ˌflō How to pronounce inflow (audio) \

Definition of inflow

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for inflow


affluence, flux, income, influx, inpouring, inrush


outflow, outpouring

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Examples of inflow in a Sentence

The campaign has seen a massive inflow of funds in recent months. The vents provide improved inflow of air.

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The findings are somewhat in line with demographic trends in general with prices typically rising in cities with population inflows. Bloomberg, The Mercury News, "Sushi prices show where U.S. cost of living is on the rise," 30 Aug. 2019 Last year, Arizona ranked second, behind Florida, for the highest net population inflow, McPheters said. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Ducey is cheerleader-in-chief for the state economy. Is his enthusiasm justified?," 15 July 2019 One obvious cause for these inflows is index inclusion. The Economist, "Foreign financiers look past the trade war and ramp up in China," 4 July 2019 Dallas, Phoenix, Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Austin saw substantial inflows from both domestic and international migration. Alex Tanzi,, "More people are leaving New York City daily than any other US city," 29 Aug. 2019 She and David Cameron repeatedly promised to reduce net inflows to no more than 100,000 people a year. The Economist, "Britons are warming to immigration. Will their next prime minister?," 11 July 2019 Not even the attraction of yields among the highest in emerging markets could stop bond inflows - which the country relies on to help finance a persistent current-account deficit - from turning to outflows. Colleen Goko,, "South African Rand Is Back to Its Bad Old Way," 21 May 2018 Richard complained that even that behemoth building was inadequate to the inflow, which meant that books were being warehoused in large numbers. Sarah Ruden, National Review, "Reading Like a Child," 12 Sep. 2019 The smooth inflow of FDI into various sectors is vital to stimulate the Indian economy and take its GDP to the targeted $5 trillion in five years. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Who gains from India’s new foreign investment norms?," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of inflow

1839, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of inflow

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

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