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Definition of "inflow" []

  • The act or process of flowing in or into: an inflow of water; an inflow of information. (noun)
  • Something that flows in or into: a lake fed by a freshwater inflow. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inflow" in a sentence
  • "But given the state of the economy, big bucks are not on the horizon, and any idea for improving the medium that relies on a huge monetary inflow is dead on arrival."
  • "Over the past sixty or seventy years, rainfall has varied by 17%, population has risen 340%, the storage capacity of dams has increased by 390%, the area under irrigation has risen by 290%, the lake inflow from the Lerma river has decreased by 79% and the amount of water extracted from the lake (excluding evaporation) has decreased (Yes! decreased) by 89%."
  • "He said that GEAR was nevertheless contributing towards the economy's improved competitiveness by encouraging a huge short-term inflow of capital, enhancing the competitiveness of South African businesses and indirectly encouraging the unbundling of the major conglomerates via the partial rlaxation of exchange controls."