Meaning of influential

in•flu•en•tial

Pronunciation: (in"fl-en'shul), [key]
— adj.
  1. having or exerting influence, esp. great influence: three influential educators.
—n.
  1. a person who exerts or can exert strong influence: according to influentials of the fashion industry.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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