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 &imacron;nfl&umacron;xus, from Latin, past participle of &imacron;nfluere, to flow in; see influence.
(countable and uncountable, plural influxes)
From Latin īnfluxus (“inflow; influence”), from īnfluō (“flow or run into”).