Definition of outflow in English:



  • 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 report noted the need for the abolition of limitations on the outflow of foreign currencies by enterprises that have invested in the nation.’
    • ‘Inevitably, cash outflows associated with leasing or financing will occur at different times and for different durations of time.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘The pressure to export is pressure to get the minimal sums necessary to cover these outflows of money.’
    • ‘Of course, the outflow of capital to foreign countries, stagnation of investment, and the steady decline of the stock market will become more serious.’
    • ‘Certainly, the ‘no haste’ policy did not end the capital outflow.’
    • ‘We should note that long-term capital outflows from Britain were also enormous.’
    • ‘Junk bond fund flows reversed, with outflows of $319 million this week.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Price indices may or may not catch the effect of the net outflow of money from the commodity market.’
    • ‘The Government approved changes to currency legislation to further liberalise capital outflows.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The move was aimed at reducing capital outflows from the country and lifting the earnings of local deposit holders.’
    • ‘We now know that stellar outflows produce an enormous amount of water and we know that our lives depend on water.’
    • ‘The outflow amounted to 21 percent of Europe's population in 1870.’
    • ‘The institute's data showed that the outflow of medical practitioners was matched by an inflow of overseas-qualified medical practitioners.’
    • ‘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.’
    discharge, outflowing, outpouring, outrush, rush, flood, deluge, issue, spurt, jet, cascade, stream, torrent, gush, outburst
    flow, flux, welling, leakage, escape, drain, drainage, outflux, emanation, effluence, effluent, effusion
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