influx

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n influx the process of flowing in
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Influx A coming in; infusion; intromission; introduction; importation in abundance; also, that which flows or comes in; as, a great influx of goods into a country, or an influx of gold and silver. "The influx of food into the Celtic region, however, was far from keeping pace with the influx of consumers.""The general influx of Greek into modern languages."
    • Influx Influence; power.
    • Influx The act of flowing in; as, an influx of light.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n influx The act of flowing in; an inflow: as, an influx of light.
    • n influx Infusion; intromission.
    • n influx Influence; power.
    • n influx A flowing or coming in; continuous introgression: as, a great influx of goods into a country.
    • n influx The place or point at which one stream flows into another or into the sea: as, at the influx of the brook.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Influx in′fluks a flowing in: infusion: abundant accession
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. influxus, fr. influere, influxum, to flow in: cf. F. influx,. See Influent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. influxusinfluĕre.

Usage

In literature:

The tent was erected solely to accommodate the great influx of visitors, after the manner so familiar in England.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
These influxes became so frequent that he was obliged to bail very often.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
The Mildmays were still there with the Baroness, and the Houghtons, and the black influx from the cathedral town.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Absolute silence must prevail so that any dripping or greater influx in the tanks can be observed.
"The Journal of Submarine Commander von Forstner" by Georg-Günther von Forstner
The influx of troops was hampered by the outrush of civilians.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
It was Karl Marx who brought the second great influx of suggestion into the intellectual process of Socialism.
"New Worlds For Old" by Herbert George Wells
Certainly the storekeeper's statement as to the influx of miners was justified.
"Gold" by Stewart White
With the going of the soldiers comes the influx of the mercantile classes.
"Porto Rico" by Arthur D. Hall
Much more significant, however, was the influx of American settlers, which reached a great height soon afterwards.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
An influx of capital without any change in the number of laborers would have the opposite effect.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
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In poetry:

Beholding these, I seem to feel
An exodus of earthly sight,
An influx of ecstatic weal
Poured thro' my eyes in jets of light.
"An Antique" by Madison Julius Cawein
And had she dreamed or had in fancy gone
As one who sought
To hail the influx of a godly dawn
Of heavenly thought,
Trod trembling o'er old sainted hill and lawn
With intense angels fraught?
"The Dream Of Christ" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Pierre Dealing With Influx Of Skunks This Summer.
Walkabout / Garfield hopes to benefit from influx of creative class on revitalized streets.
Influx of employment lawsuits, regulations a bright spot for law firms.
The Relationship between Neighborhoods and the Influx of the Student Pop.
Page Mill Road could see commercial influx Palo Alto considers rezoning residential site to allow new mixed-use development.
Suwanee sees recent influx of restaurants.
Mayor Bloomberg On Housing Influx Of Homeless Visitors In NYC Shelters: "We Have No Choice".
Boaters advised to avoid influx of whales in Monterey.
State moratorium lifts, influx of medical pot centers not expected.
Many of us in Athens currently have fresh summer vacation memories, and we're, of course, all aware of the influx of visitors in Athens on University of Georgia football gamedays.
A Jellyfish swims around Naples Pier on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 in Naples, Fla. An influx of Jellyfish have appeared along the Naples Beaches.
A new influx of capacity is heating up competition on the crowded—and lucrative—routes between Australia and Europe.
With the influx of soulless rap overtaking the airwaves, it's no surprise that passionate MCs are answering back with deep, soulful interpretations that recall the genre's golden era.
The growth has been driven in large part by an influx of private, for-profit colleges and universities, such as the University of Phoenix and Vatterott College.
You can have an influx of web video content streamed to your TV for convenient viewing with the $99 VuNow box.
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In science:

BC at the inlet (20) gives the corresponding influx A.
PKN problem for non-Newtonian fluid
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