the act of coming in; arrival; advent: the incoming of spring.
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. 2019

Related Words for incoming

approaching, elected, coming, future, elect, designate, new, next, to-be

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


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

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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