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Definition of influx

: a coming in an influx of tourists

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The city is preparing for a large influx of tourists this summer. The company has had a sudden influx of capital.
Recent Examples on the Web Since then, business has taken off, to the point that Taime had to hire nine extra employees to deal with the influx. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "Fireworks Usage Is Exploding. But July 4th Silence Awaits," 19 June 2020 But many academics have begun comparing the looming debt crisis in Africa to the sovereign and corporate defaults that engulfed Latin America following an influx of petrodollars in the 1980s. Alonso Soto,, "The Ticking Debt Bomb in Africa Threatens a Global Explosion," 17 June 2020 The rebound has been widely attributed to an influx of interest in the company from retail investors—many of whom have turned to the stock market during the coronavirus pandemic, hoping to ride the market’s impressive rally since March. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, "Hertz suspends $500M stock offering amid SEC investigation," 17 June 2020 The population doubles in the wintertime with the influx of snowbirds fleeing harsh weather. Paulina Pineda, azcentral, "Some in Tonto Basin evacuate to Red Cross center, others stay home as Bush Fire nears," 16 June 2020 Arizona, which has seen 3,750 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, urged hospitals to implement emergency plans to deal with an influx of new coronavirus patients. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "Trump administration sees virus as ‘controllable’ as cases spike in some states," 16 June 2020 Apple may have ushered in the wire-free craze with their now ubiquitous AirPods, but in 2020, there seems to be an endless influx of wireless earbuds entering the market. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The best true wireless earbuds of 2020," 16 June 2020 The region, which includes the cosmopolitan Medellín and the rustic coffee region, was shaped by an influx of independent Basque immigrants in the 1800s. Alexandra Ossola, Quartz, "To save a nearly extinct bird, Colombians are rethinking one of their biggest economic engines," 13 June 2020 As the Louisville Zoo reopens to members only Friday, its website has crashed twice in recent days due to an influx of people trying to buy tickets following a three-month closure amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to officials. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville Zoo website crashes twice ahead of opening day. Here's how to get tickets," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of influx

1626, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for influx

Medieval Latin influxus, from Latin influere

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22 Jun 2020

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“Influx.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of influx

: the arrival of a large number of people
: the arrival or inward flow of a large amount of something (such as money)

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