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oncoming

[ on-kuhm-ing, awn- ]
/ ˈɒnˌkʌm ɪŋ, ˈɔn- /
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adjective

approaching; nearing: the oncoming train; the oncoming holiday season.
emerging: the oncoming generation of leaders.

noun

approach; onset: the oncoming of winter.

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Origin of oncoming

1835–45; on + coming, after verb phrase come on
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British Dictionary definitions for oncoming

oncoming
/ (ˈɒnˌkʌmɪŋ) /

adjective

coming nearer in space or time; approaching

noun

the approach or onsetthe oncoming of winter
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