in·​flux | \ ˈin-ˌfləks How to pronounce influx (audio) \

Definition of influx

: a coming in an influx of tourists

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Examples of influx in a Sentence

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 The influx of salt will also not be conducive to maintaining the sensitive ecosystem of the Everglades, which is integral in housing mangroves and other vegetation in the region, Obeysekera said. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 8 June 2021 The big influx of travelers is spiking the cost of airline tickets in and out of Anchorage. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, 5 June 2021 First-round picks like Jarrett Allen, Mo Bamba and Jaxson Hayes populated those groups, though that constant influx of talent wasn’t enough for meaningful March success. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Mar. 2021 But the actual value to those schools will far exceed that influx of cash, with almost every All-Star element set to showcase and celebrate HBCU traditions and culture. Tim Reynolds, ajc, 6 Mar. 2021 Buoyed by that influx of cash, lawmakers passed a $100 million tax cut, put $50 million into affordable housing and homelessness and boosted education funding by $475 million. Taylor Stevens, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Mar. 2021 That influx stopped when quarantines in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Toronto suppressed the spread and averted a pandemic. Alexander Zaitchik, The New Republic, 2 Feb. 2021 That influx has steadily tilted the state away from Republicans. Bill Barrow, Star Tribune, 7 Jan. 2021 That influx could be accompanied by a jump in hospitalizations around Christmas and New Year’s Day, with a bump in deaths by mid-January. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, 1 Dec. 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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11 Jun 2021

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“Influx.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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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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