Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flowing in.
  • noun A mass arrival or incoming.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of flowing in; an inflow: as, an influx of light.
  • noun Infusion; intromission.
  • noun Influence; power.
  • noun A flowing or coming in; continuous introgression: as, a great influx of goods into a country.
  • noun The place or point at which one stream flows into another or into the sea: as, at the influx of the brook.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of flowing in.
  • noun A coming in; infusion; intromission; introduction; importation in abundance; also, that which flows or comes in.
  • noun obsolete Influence; power.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A flow inward or into something.

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

  • noun the process of flowing in

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin īnflūxus, from Latin, past participle of īnfluere, to flow in; see influence.]

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From Latin īnfluxus ("inflow; influence"), from īnfluō ("flow or run into").

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