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.
Influent is defined as something that flows in.
An example of influent is a river flowing into the ocean; influent river.
Flowing in or into.
An inflow, especially a tributary.
Anything flowing in, as a tributary.
An organism that has important interactions within an ecological community, but is not a dominant.
(ecology) That is an influent.
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