Definitions for: Influx


[n] the process of flowing in



Webster (1913) Definition: In"flux`, n. [L. influxus, fr. influere, influxum, to
flow in: cf. F. influx. See Influent.]
1. The act of flowing in; as, an influx of light.

2. A coming in; infusion; intromission; introduction;
importation in abundance; also, that which flows or comes
in; as, a great influx of goods into a country, or an
influx of gold and silver.

The influx of food into the Celtic region, however,
was far from keeping pace with the influx of
consumers. --Macaulau.

The general influx of Greek into modern languages.
--Earle.

3. Influence; power. [Obs.] --Sir M. Hale.

Synonyms: inflow

Antonyms: effluence, efflux, outflow

See Also: flow, inpour, inpouring, inrush

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Famous Quotes Containing Influx:


As the number of available jobs has decreased in border states like Texas, cities halfway across America have begun to see an influx of illegal immigrants in search of employment.

-- Spencer Bachus (American Politician)

Hospitals are closing across the country due to the burden of illegal immigration, college students find that summer jobs have dried up due to illegal immigration, and wages across the board are depressed by the overwhelming influx of cheap and illegal labor.

-- Elton Gallegly (American Politician)

The voters in my district, and around the country, have demanded that Congress get a hold on the influx of illegal immigrants and tighten the security around our borders.

-- John Linder (American Politician)

In order to keep pace with the influx of work I had to take on fresh hands.

-- James Nasmyth (Scottish Inventor)

I think historically America has been pretty tolerant. It seems when there's a mass influx from one place, that's when it becomes problematic for Americans.

-- Billy Joel (American Musician)

The influx of women into paid work and her increased power raise a woman's aspirations and hopes for equal treatment at home. Her lower wage and status at work and the threat of divorce reduce what she presses for and actually expects.

-- Arlie Hochschild ( -)

However, in recent years our nation has seen a sizable influx of illegal immigration that at best highlights some alarming inadequacies and at worst indicates a broken system.

-- Spencer Bachus (American Politician)

This type of mass influx is simply too much to handle. What we've had since the disaster of the 1965 Immigration Act will take 100 years or more to absorb.

-- Peter Brimelow (British Journalist)


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