When twenty people arrive at your house all at the same time, this is an example of an influx.
- a flowing in; inflow, as of a liquid, gas, etc.
- a continual coming in of persons or things: an influx of customers
- the point where a body of water, as a river, joins another body of water
Origin of influxFrench from Late Latin influxus from past participle of Classical Latin influere: see influence
- A flowing in: an influx of foreign capital.
- A mass arrival or incoming: an influx of visitors to the city; large influxes of refugees.
Origin of influxLate Latin īnflūxus from Latin past participle of īnfluere to flow in ; see influence .
(countable and uncountable, plural influxes)
From Latin īnfluxus (“inflow; influence”), from īnfluō (“flow or run into”).