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incoming

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noun in·com·ing \ ˈin-ˌkə-miŋ \

Definition of incoming

1 :the act of coming in :arrival
2 :income 2 usually used in plural

Examples of incoming in a Sentence

  1. the endless succession of incomings had us wondering how we would ever find room for everyone

  2. the company's incomings from its brick-and-mortar stores, online sales, and Web site advertising

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First Known Use of incoming

14th century


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incoming

adjective

Definition of incoming

1 :coming in :arriving
  • an incoming ship
  • incoming mail
2 :taking a new place or position especially as part of a succession
  • the incoming president
3 :just starting or beginning
  • the incoming year

Examples of incoming in a Sentence

  1. All incoming phone calls are monitored for quality control.

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First Known Use of incoming

1753


INCOMING Defined for English Language Learners

incoming

adjective

Definition of incoming for English Language Learners

  • : arriving at or coming to a place

  • : taking a place or position that is being left by another person or group


INCOMING Defined for Kids

incoming

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adjective in·com·ing \ ˈin-ˌkə-miŋ \

Definition of incoming for Students

:arriving at a destination
  • She's waiting for an incoming train.


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