Definition of outgoing in English:


Syllabification: out·go·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌgōiNG


  • 2 [attributive] Leaving an office or position, especially after an election defeat or completed term of office: the outgoing governor
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    • Without further ado, the new coalition is adopting the position of the outgoing right-wing government.
    • The only change on the committee was at Assistant Secretary level where the two outgoing occupants of the position didn't seek re-election.
    • In a statement outside Conservative central office, the outgoing Tory leader said that the name of his successor would be announced in a simple statement tomorrow afternoon.
    departing, retiring, leaving
  • 2.1Going out or away from a particular place: incoming and outgoing calls
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    • At present, only about a fifth of India's international telephone traffic comprises of outgoing calls, owing to the high cost of using conventional lines.
    • He said its outgoing traffic in first half 2000 declined almost 2.0 percent compared to the corresponding period last year.
    • It starts by blocking all incoming and outgoing traffic and then opening ports for specific services.


(outgoings) British Back to top  
  • A person’s regular expenditure.
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    • Make a list of your essential regular monthly outgoings (mortgage/rent, council tax, utilities) and a separate list of your debts.
    • However, for many whose outgoings simply exceed their income on a regular basis such a loan may prove to be a terrible mistake.
    • It should take about an hour to note down regular income and outgoings and to identify what you can and cannot afford.

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