Definition of outflow in English:

outflow

noun

  • A large amount of money, liquid, or people that moves or is transferred out of a place.

    ‘an outflow of foreign currency’
    mass noun ‘capital outflow took place on a very large scale’
    • ‘The Government approved changes to currency legislation to further liberalise capital outflows.’
    • ‘The pressure to export is pressure to get the minimal sums necessary to cover these outflows of money.’
    • ‘We now know that stellar outflows produce an enormous amount of water and we know that our lives depend on water.’
    • ‘The report noted the need for the abolition of limitations on the outflow of foreign currencies by enterprises that have invested in the nation.’
    • ‘With more pensioners and fewer active workers paying in, the postal pension system has a net outflow of funds for the first time in nearly 70 years.’
    • ‘The move was aimed at reducing capital outflows from the country and lifting the earnings of local deposit holders.’
    • ‘Inevitably, cash outflows associated with leasing or financing will occur at different times and for different durations of time.’
    • ‘Certainly, the ‘no haste’ policy did not end the capital outflow.’
    • ‘The outflow amounted to 21 percent of Europe's population in 1870.’
    • ‘For the month of February alone, the documents said the net outflow was $72.1 million with outflows amounting to $441.2 million against inflows of $369.1 million.’
    • ‘Of course, the outflow of capital to foreign countries, stagnation of investment, and the steady decline of the stock market will become more serious.’
    • ‘We should note that long-term capital outflows from Britain were also enormous.’
    • ‘Given the scale of the foreign assets, the government's payments capacity should be able to withstand any foreseeable shocks or capital outflows emanating from the otherwise worrisome fiscal situation.’
    • ‘Junk bond fund flows reversed, with outflows of $319 million this week.’
    • ‘The institute's data showed that the outflow of medical practitioners was matched by an inflow of overseas-qualified medical practitioners.’
    • ‘For the next three years until 2001, private capital outflow amounted to between $8 to 10 billion annually.’
    • ‘In simple terms, if inflow is greater than outflow the result is overcrowding.’
    • ‘But any shock to confidence that leads to an outflow of private capital could be problematic, however.’
    • ‘Price indices may or may not catch the effect of the net outflow of money from the commodity market.’
    • ‘‘Even if all dormant account holders come forward en masse to claim their money, the outflow of funds would not have a huge effect on the banks,’ he said.’
    discharge, outflowing, outpouring, outrush, rush, flood, deluge, issue, spurt, jet, cascade, stream, torrent, gush, outburst
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Pronunciation

outflow

/ˈaʊtfləʊ/