influx

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noun in·flux \ ˈin-ˌfləks \

Definition of influx

:a coming in
  • an influx of tourists

Examples of influx in a Sentence

  1. The city is preparing for a large influx of tourists this summer.

  2. The company has had a sudden influx of capital.

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Origin and Etymology of influx

Medieval Latin influxus, from Latin influere

influx Synonyms


INFLUX Defined for English Language Learners

influx

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Definition of influx for English Language Learners

  • : 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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