influential

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin īnfluentiālis, from īnfluentia + -ālis. Synchronically analyzable as influence +‎ -ial.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnfluˈɛnʃəl/
  • Hyphenation: in‧flu‧en‧tial

Adjective[edit]

influential (comparative more influential, superlative most influential)

  1. Having or exerting influence.
    John Lennon was a very influential person in music, as well as in politics, fashion and general culture.
    Jane was very influential in getting the motion passed.

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Noun[edit]

influential (plural influentials)

  1. A person who has influence