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

  • n. A flowing in: an influx of foreign capital.
  • n. A mass arrival or incoming: an influx of visitors to the city; large influxes of refugees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A flow inward or into something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. the process of flowing in


Late Latin īnflūxus, from Latin, past participle of īnfluere, to flow in; see influence.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin īnfluxus ("inflow; influence"), from īnfluō ("flow or run into"). (Wiktionary)



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