Definition of inflow in English:

inflow

noun

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

    ‘some enclosed seas are subject to large inflows of fresh water’
    ‘the firm experienced two years of cash inflow’
    • ‘The broker believes ‘a negative mix shift of assets, along with poor retail net inflows, will continue to put pressure on margins’.’
    • ‘The inflow of people with disposable incomes could cause Bradford to remodel itself as an integrated living and leisure city with a sound economic basis.’
    • ‘At the centre of the row is the State Reserves Bureau, which regulates the inflows and outflows of raw materials.’
    • ‘Asylum seekers have also made up a substantial chunk of the numbers coming to Britain during the 1990s, comprising between a sixth and a third of annual inflows.’
    • ‘Net capital inflows to the US have been positive in every quarter since the start of 1996, representing a genuine demand for US assets that would resume on a growth recovery.’
    • ‘However, this can only be achieved through capital inflows into the real sector and a high-level of export volume.’
    • ‘The total £1bn outflow is £200m less than the established inflows.’
    • ‘It may well be that a slowing down of capital inflows to the US will be the catalyst this time.’
    • ‘But such a massive inflow would create problems for Australia's multicultural policy.’
    • ‘America needs capital inflows to offset its widening trade gap and to fund the gap between government spending and taxes.’
    • ‘Without an inflow of young migrants, the British labour market would become tighter, leading companies to relocate overseas.’
    • ‘As Europe's population ages, an inflow of immigrants is likely to be an economic plus.’
    • ‘Italy, to take one example, is estimated to require an inflow of at least 200,000 people a year just to keep its workforce steady.’
    • ‘This is partly because, when you put the two together, Britain has more incomers than outgoers, and thus a net inflow of population.’
    • ‘This would be done through increasing the inflow of resources to support development programmes.’
    • ‘Capital inflows are up, and the relatively small stock market has boomed.’
    • ‘Managing the rupee by controlling capital inflows requires targeting portfolio flows.’
    • ‘Net inflow into life assurance and pension funds rose by just 7% last year and this year has got off to a very wobbly start.’
    • ‘New inflows will join large numbers of long-staying refugees, many stranded for over a decade.’
    • ‘There has always been an inflow and outflow to and from this country and the benefits are incalculable.’
    infiltration, entry, inflow, spread, spreading, diffusion, percolation, filtering, seepage, soaking, soakage
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Pronunciation:

inflow

/ˈinˌflō/