Definition of outflow in English:

outflow

noun

  • 1A large amount of money, liquid, or people that moves or is transferred out of a place.

    ‘an outflow of foreign currency’
    • ‘Price indices may or may not catch the effect of the net outflow of money from the commodity market.’
    • ‘The outflow amounted to 21 percent of Europe's population in 1870.’
    • ‘But any shock to confidence that leads to an outflow of private capital could be problematic, however.’
    • ‘We should note that long-term capital outflows from Britain were also enormous.’
    • ‘Of course, the outflow of capital to foreign countries, stagnation of investment, and the steady decline of the stock market will become more serious.’
    • ‘Junk bond fund flows reversed, with outflows of $319 million this week.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The institute's data showed that the outflow of medical practitioners was matched by an inflow of overseas-qualified medical practitioners.’
    • ‘We now know that stellar outflows produce an enormous amount of water and we know that our lives depend on water.’
    • ‘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 report noted the need for the abolition of limitations on the outflow of foreign currencies by enterprises that have invested in the nation.’
    • ‘The pressure to export is pressure to get the minimal sums necessary to cover these outflows of money.’
    • ‘Certainly, the ‘no haste’ policy did not end the capital outflow.’
    • ‘The Government approved changes to currency legislation to further liberalise capital outflows.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In simple terms, if inflow is greater than outflow the result is overcrowding.’
    • ‘The move was aimed at reducing capital outflows from the country and lifting the earnings of local deposit holders.’
    • ‘For the next three years until 2001, private capital outflow amounted to between $8 to 10 billion annually.’
    • ‘Inevitably, cash outflows associated with leasing or financing will occur at different times and for different durations of time.’
    • ‘‘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
    flow, flux, welling, leakage, escape, drain, drainage, outflux, emanation, effluence, effluent, effusion
    efflux
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    1. 1.1Meteorology The outward flow of air from a weather system, associated with wind shift and temperature drop.
      • ‘When the outflow from these downdraughts finally exceeds the inflow, the storm will dissipate and die.’
      • ‘The spreading out of surface air is compensated by descending air in the core of the pressure system, since outflow must be balanced by vertical motion, a requirement of mass conservation.’
      • ‘These exploratory missions studied the Asian outflow - air flowing over the continent to and across the Pacific - and how seasons and geography affect the chemistry and movement of air.’
      • ‘In the solar case, plasma motion towards us, which means away from the solar surface, is detected as blue shift in the ultraviolet spectrum, and thus can be used to identify the beginning of the solar wind outflow.’
      • ‘Weakening and reduction in the regular size of the Polar anticyclone and its east-wind outflow should cause the temperate low pressure belt to find a zone of activity closer to the polar zones than at present.’

Pronunciation:

outflow

/ˈoutˌflō/