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[uhp-kuhm-ing] /ˈʌpˌkʌm ɪŋ/
coming up; about to take place, appear, or be presented:
the upcoming spring fashions.
Origin of upcoming
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at up-, coming
impending, prospective, imminent, looming. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Frank pushed on, his eyes on the lookout for the upcoming of the drowning lad.

  • But he slipped and fell headlong on the pavement, so that she was able to pant down the stairs to meet the upcoming figure.

    Ring Once for Death Robert Andrew Arthur
  • Forrester stepped back, grabbed the upcoming foot, and stood straight, lifting the foot and levering it into the air.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Alex's upcoming fate would even be held explicable if seen through this context.

    The Land of Look Behind Paul Cameron Brown
  • He pressed the button for the elevator; but before the upcoming car reached his floor he decided not to descend.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
British Dictionary definitions for upcoming


coming soon; forthcoming
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for upcoming

c.1300 (n.), "action of coming up," from up + coming (see come (v.)). Adjectival sense of "forthcoming" first attested 1954.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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