Meaning of “outflow” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “outflow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outflow" in American English

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outflownoun [ C ]

us /ˈɑʊtˌfloʊ/

the flow from something:

an outflow of waste water

(Definition of “outflow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"outflow" in Business English

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outflownoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk /ˈaʊtfləʊ/ us

ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the amount of money that leaves a company, industry, or country during a particular period :

the outflow of sth Currency devaluation triggered a rapid outflow of foreign funds.
Concerns over the group's cash outflow saw shares fall 8.5p yesterday to 248.25p.
Data shows that the net outflow from property funds, is around 3.6% of the total property funds under management.
The chart shows UK inflows and outflows compared with France, traditionally also a big investor.
an outflow of $4 billion/£350 million/17.5%, etc. Life assurance businesses have seen an outflow of £37m compared with positive income of £94m in the first half of the year.
large/massive/significant outflow Bond markets received a boost from the massive outflow of funds from "emerging markets" in the wake of the financial crisis.

ECONOMICS the number of workers that leave a company, industry, or country:

the outflow of sth Because of the outflow of workers to Western Europe, the real unemployment rate is smaller than the official 12%.


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(Definition of “outflow” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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