in·flux | \ˈin-ˌfləks \

Definition of influx 

: a coming in an influx of tourists

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Synonyms & Antonyms for influx


affluence, flux, income, inflow, inpouring, inrush


outflow, outpouring

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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.

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The labor force expanded by 601,000 jobs over the month, with an influx of new women and teen workers more than offsetting a dip in labor force participation among men, said Gregory Daco of Oxford Economics. Washington Post,, "US economy added 213,000 jobs in June as unemployment rose to 4 percent," 6 July 2018 Waterway congestion is another problem, especially with the influx of boat rental apps, because unlicensed operators could mangle traffic patterns or not know how to yield to other boats, said Lt. Hailey Mensik,, "Architecture tours lead the way in bringing visitors to increasingly crowded Chicago River," 5 July 2018 The boost to the economy with an influx of new homes and businesses is already being felt throughout the county, but the imminent construction of SH-99 is a watermark moment in the life and history of the county. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "SH-99 construction drawing near in Liberty County," 26 June 2018 The rising tensions come as Germany grapples with an influx of more than 1 million mostly Muslim migrants, along with the rise of a nationalist party, the Alternative for Germany, which was elected to Parliament last year for the first time. Fox News, "Jews, Muslims in Berlin team up on bike rides against hatred," 24 June 2018 The good news for Green is even with the influx of another group of five-star freshman guards to the roster, Calipari’s track record suggests returning contributors in the program are not automatically pushed aside. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Quade Green is 'going to take Kentucky places' after transfer rumors," 11 June 2018 And with the influx of winged creatures, its attempts to chimb up a pole to get a snack has lessened. Jerry Shnay, Daily Southtown, "Shnay: June brings colorful birds to my yard," 11 June 2018 The Hoosiers will be a fringe Top 25 team with this influx of talent, and everyone will eagerly await Langford’s impact on Indiana, and college basketball as a whole. Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY, "Romeo Langford commits to Indiana, but let's not hand Hoosiers the title just yet," 30 Apr. 2018 Mr Hassan estimates that the government has spent $10bn to cope with the influx. The Economist, "Unstable neighbours and bad policy are just two of Jordan’s problems," 28 Apr. 2018

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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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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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to reject or criticize sharply

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