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  1. coming in; arriving: the incoming tide.
  2. newly arrived or received: incoming mail; incoming orders.
  3. succeeding, as an officeholder: the incoming mayor.
  4. accruing, as profit.
  5. entering, beginning, etc.: all incoming students.
  6. Chiefly British. immigrant.
  7. Scot. ensuing.
  1. the act of coming in; arrival; advent: the incoming of spring.
  2. Usually incomings. funds received; revenue.

Origin of incoming

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at in, coming Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for in-coming


  1. coming in; entering
  2. about to come into office; succeeding
  3. (of interest, dividends, etc) being received; accruing
  1. the act of coming in; entrance
  2. (usually plural) income or revenue
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Word Origin and History for in-coming



late 14c., "action of coming in," from in + coming. As a present participle adjective, from 1753. Of game, from 1892; transferred in World War I to artillery; as a warning cry of incoming shellfire, it seems to date to the U.S. war in Vietnam (1968).

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