Definition of influent in English:

influent

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪnflʊənt
 
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adjective

Flowing in: some particles delivered in the influent streams settle in the reservoirs
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  • Use at least a 4-inch diameter sewer line (also known as influent line or distribution pipe) from the house to the lagoon.
  • In summer, influent waters are commonly warm and enter the uppermost waters, but cooler rainwater falling at night may sink to the level of the thermocline before moving out into the basin.
  • The high sludge yields were caused by unexpectedly high and erratic levels of influent solids for which the builders were not responsible.

noun

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A stream, especially a tributary, which flows into another stream or lake.
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  • The method involves the steps of continuously flowing an influent into a treatment basin and continuously flowing an effluent out of the treatment basin into a clarifier.
  • This proves that the presence of ASP effluent in the Knostrop influent is not detrimental to settlement and that the Knostrop influent is capable of good settlement with proper operation.
  • In an extensive survey of U.S. wastewater treatment plants, Schulz has found perfluorinated compounds in influents and effluents.

Origin

late Middle English (as an adjective): from Latin influent- 'flowing in', from influere (see influence). The noun is recorded from the mid 19th century.

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