Influent meaning

ĭn'flo͝o-ənt, ĭn-flo͝o'-
The definition of an influent is something that flows into another.

An example of an influent is a stream that flows down to an alpine lake.

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Influent is defined as something that flows in.

An example of influent is a river flowing into the ocean; influent river.

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Flowing in or into.
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An inflow, especially a tributary.
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Flowing in.
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Anything flowing in, as a tributary.
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An organism that has important interactions within an ecological community, but is not a dominant.
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A stream which flows into another stream or lake; general for fluids flowing in.
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(ecology) An organism having an important effect on a plant or animal community.
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Exercising astral influence.
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(ecology) That is an influent.
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Origin of influent

  • Middle English from Latin īnfluēns īnfluent- present participle of īnfluere to flow in influence
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin influent-, the present participle stem of influere
    From Wiktionary