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

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 As cars are becoming increasingly intelligent and connected (as well as electrified), a huge influx of major chip makers has been making inroads into the car industry to help with these efforts. Bob O'donnell, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022 Ultimately, officials believe the investment will result in a local influx of licensed childcare professionals, skilled workers to develop clean energy infrastructure, and careers in healthcare with opportunities for advancement. Andrew Brinker,, 3 Aug. 2022 The app’s huge influx of users has also triggered persistent glitches. Lucy Brewster, Fortune, 3 Aug. 2022 An influx to New York of foreign talents which had started by happenstance in wartime swelled to an invasion. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2022 The influx, which has accelerated in the pandemic and is likely to continue as inflation rises, is transforming some of the city’s most treasured neighborhoods. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2022 With this century’s influx of immigration into the United States, the number of students in American public schools who study English as a second language (ESL) has risen dramatically. Rohan Krishnan, National Review, 27 July 2022 This is all precipitated by a major influx of federal funding for [electric vehicle] charging infrastructure. Katherine Shaver, Washington Post, 21 July 2022 In Portland, three years ago, a sudden influx of 450 Africans arrived when Mr. Strimling was mayor. Doug Struck, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 July 2022 See More

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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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10 Aug 2022

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“Influx.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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