in-fluxes

influx

[in-fluhks]
noun
1.
act of flowing in.
2.
an inflow (opposed to outflux ): an influx of tourists.
3.
the place at which one stream flows into another or into the sea.
4.
the mouth of a stream.

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


2. incursion, inpouring, entry.
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influx (ˈɪnˌflʌks)
 
n
1.  the arrival or entry of many people or things
2.  the act of flowing in; inflow
3.  the mouth of a stream or river
 
[C17: from Late Latin influxus, from influere; see influence]

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influx
1626, from L.L. influxus "a flowing in," from influere "to flow in" (see influence). Originally of rivers, air, light, spiritual light, etc.; used of people from 1652.
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