One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A flow of something, especially water or air.
- ‘The equation which describes the model characterizes the afflux as a function of Froude number, and blockage ratio in terms of the downstream conditions.’
- ‘The standard culvert has sufficient cells to pass the discharge without significant afflux.’
- ‘Hence, when the pulsations of the seed are stilled, the afflux of psychic energy ceases.’
- ‘Special hydrologic and ecologic conditions are a consequence of shallowness, closed area, entry of freshwater affluxes and of anthropogenic influences.’
- ‘Because it was tried to plant cotton in the desert, huge amounts of water were taken from the natural affluxes.’
Early 17th century: from medieval Latin affluxus, from affluere ‘flow freely’ (see affluent).
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