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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or exercising influence.
  • n. One that is of considerable importance or influence: sought the advice of policy influentials.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having or exerting influence.
  • n. A person who has influence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Exerting or possessing influence or power; potent; efficacious; effective; strong; having authority or ascendency

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having or exerting power or influence; possessing or characterized by the possession of influence, or of power to influence: as, influential friends.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or exercising influence or power

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