influent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj influent flowing inward
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Influent Exerting influence; influential. "I find no office by name assigned unto Dr. Cox, who was virtually influent upon all, and most active."
    • Influent Flowing in. "With influent tide.""Influent odors."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • influent Flowing in.
    • influent Exerting influence; influential.
    • influent Noting that through which air or other fluid enters, either to cleanse or aerate: used of a pipe or duct, or channel.
    • n influent A tributary stream, looked at from the point of view of the receiving stream.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Influent in′flōō-ent flowing in.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. influens, -entis, p. pr. of influere, influxum, to flow in; pref. in-, in + fluere, to flow. See Fluid

Usage

In literature:

Elk lake has an influent stream 2 miles in length, which drains a swamp lying south.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
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In news:

Katie Armiger is one of the most successful and influental country women of our time.
Apart from back-to-back Hedda Gablers three years ago, local productions of works by perhaps the most influent...
Siemens' Rim-Flo circular clarifier uses influent and effluent channels located around the wastewater tank periphery to effectively skim the entire tank surface and the influent raceway.
Also, locating the influent and effluent channels around the tank periphery allows the tank surface to be skimmed effectively.
When residents are doing something they shouldn't—namely, illicit substances like crystal methamphetamine and cocaine—your influent shows it.
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In science:

Among the different parameters appearing in equations (17) to (20), the porosity f of the tested material, its drained compressibility dc and the ratio of the volume of the drainage system to the one of the tested sample, LV V are the most influent parameters.
Experimental artefacts in undrained triaxial testing
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