incoming

[in-kuhm-ing]

adjective

noun

the act of coming in; arrival; advent: the incoming of spring.
Usually incomings. funds received; revenue.

Nearby words

  1. income statement,
  2. income support,
  3. income tax,
  4. incomer,
  5. incomes policy,
  6. incommensurability,
  7. incommensurable,
  8. incommensurate,
  9. incommode,
  10. incommodious

Origin of incoming

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at in, coming

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British Dictionary definitions for incoming

incoming

adjective

coming in; entering
about to come into office; succeeding
(of interest, dividends, etc) being received; accruing

noun

the act of coming in; entrance
(usually plural) income or revenue
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Word Origin and History for incoming

incoming

n.

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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