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influx (s) (noun), influxes (pl)
1. A sudden arrival of a large number of people or things: There was a great influx of tourists into Patricia's city during the Christmas holiday.
2. An inflow or a flowing in; especially, of a stream or river; the mouth of a stream or river: After the downpour of rain within one day, there was an influx of water in the creek next to David's house causing it to overflow drastically.
3. Etymology: from Late Latin influxus, "a flowing in", from influere, "to flow in".

Originally a reference to rivers, air, light, spiritual light, etc.; and then applied to people started in about 1652.

A flowing of many things.
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