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.

Nearby words

  1. inflow,
  2. influence,
  3. influence peddler,
  4. influencer,
  5. influent,
  6. influenza,
  7. influenza a,
  8. influenza b,
  9. influenza c,
  10. influenza virus

Origin of influential

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

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British Dictionary definitions for influentially

influential

/ (ˌɪnflʊˈɛnʃəl) /

adjective

having or exerting influence
Derived Formsinfluentially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for influentially

influential

adj.

"powerful," 1650s, from Medieval Latin influentialis, from influentia (see influence). Earlier in an astrological sense (1560s).

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