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influential

[ in-floo-en-shuhl ]
/ ˌɪn fluˈɛn ʃəl /
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adjective
having or exerting influence, especially great influence: three influential educators.
noun
a person who exerts or can exert strong influence: according to influentials of the fashion industry.
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Origin of influential

1560–70; <Medieval Latin influenti(a) stellar emanation (see influence) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for influential

influential
/ (ˌɪnflʊˈɛnʃəl) /

adjective
having or exerting influence

Derived forms of influential

influentially, adverb
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