- A flow inward or into something; a coming in.
- Synonyms: inflood, inflow, infusion, intromission, introduction, importation
- I'll buy a new computer when I get an influx of cash.
- 1871, John Earle, The Philology of the English Tongue:
- the general influx of Greek into modern languages
- 2021 January 13, Dr Joseph Brennan, “Spectacular funiculars”, in RAIL, issue 922, page 53:
- By the 1880s, the pretty harbour village of Lynmouth was enjoying an influx of holidaymakers brought by paddle steamers from the likes of Bristol and Swansea.
- That which flows or comes in.
- 1849–1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 17, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volumes (please specify |volume=I to V), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, →OCLC:
- The influx of food into the Celtic region, however, was far from keeping pace with the influx of consumers.
- (obsolete) influence; power.
- 1677, Matthew Hale, The Primitive Origination of Mankind, Considered and Examined According to the Light of Nature:
- A continued influx of the Divine Goodness
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “influx”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)
influx n (plural influxuri)