act of flowing in.
an inflow (opposed to outflux): an influx of tourists.
the place at which one stream flows into another or into the sea.
the mouth of a stream.

Origin of influx

1620–30; < New Latin or Medieval Latin influxus, verbal noun of Latin influere to flow in. See in-2, flux

Synonyms for influx

2. incursion, inpouring, entry. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for influx

Contemporary Examples of influx

Historical Examples of influx

  • For this communication is an influx of the Divine mind into our mind.

    Essays, First Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • A correspondent revolution in things will attend the influx of the spirit.


    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • We hail with no alarm whatever the influx of colored men from the South.

  • He has got it into his head that the one thing to be afraid of is the influx of population.


    David Christie Murray

  • Precautionary measures to be adopted against the influx of Chinese.

British Dictionary definitions for influx



the arrival or entry of many people or things
the act of flowing in; inflow
the mouth of a stream or river

Word Origin for influx

C17: from Late Latin influxus, from influere; see influence
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Word Origin and History for influx

1620s, from French influx (1540s) or directly from Late Latin influxus "a flowing in," from past participle stem of influere "to flow in" (see influence). Originally of rivers, air, light, spiritual light, etc.; used of people from 1650s.

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