in·​bound | \ ˈin-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce inbound (audio) \

Definition of inbound

: inward bound inbound traffic

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Brooklinen’s fundraising efforts are in the early days after receiving inbound expressions of interest last year from... Jaewon Kang, WSJ, "Bedding Brand Brooklinen Weighs a Capital Raise," 21 Feb. 2019 Spot a delay before everyone else If the inbound plane for your flight is late, the airline often won’t notify you that your flight is delayed until after that plane arrives. Eric Jordan, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do When Your Flight Is Canceled or Delayed," 20 Nov. 2018 As well as preventing any flights from taking off, the suspension meant that numerous inbound flights had to be diverted to other London-area airports, while other flights were forced to land in Paris and Amsterdam. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Wealth managers and charities are looking forward to an IPO-rich 2019," 21 Dec. 2018 Following the announcement, its 100 inbound phone lines were all in use. Peter Bach, Town & Country, "A Pioneering Force," 11 Sep. 2013 Much of Beijing’s policy toward inbound investment violates international norms. Jason Furman, WSJ, "Currency Manipulation Isn’t Among China’s Trade Sins," 15 Oct. 2018 Both America’s inbound-investment restrictions and its export controls are being beefed up by the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernisation Act (FIRRMA), a bill with bipartisan support that should become law in the coming months. The Economist, "The Trump administration plans to crack down on Chinese investment," 28 June 2018 Congress, in parallel, is working on reform legislation to CFIUS that would scrutinize inbound investment in the U.S. on national security grounds. Saleha Mohsin,, "Mnuchin Suffers Setback in U.S. Plan to Limit China Investments," 25 June 2018 The problematic route, which is visualized in the graphic above, was the result of China Telecom inserting itself into the inbound path of Verizon Asian Pacific. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Strange snafu misroutes domestic US Internet traffic through China Telecom," 6 Nov. 2018

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1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inbound was in 1894

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English Language Learners Definition of inbound

: traveling into a place : inward bound

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