Definition of incoming in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈinˌkəmiNG/


1In the process of coming in; arriving: incoming passengers the incoming tide
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  • There are presently only 50 stations to process incoming visitors, and that may not be adequate to handle the traffic surge.
  • In this process, incoming ballast water is spun rapidly to extract denser particles, which are then pumped back into the water outside.
  • The incoming energy is processed and compared against known agent spectra.
arriving, entering;
approaching, coming (in), inbound
1.1(Of a message or communication) being received rather than sent: an incoming call
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  • It was an incoming communication from a scrambled source.
  • It enables air traffic control to send a signal to the airplane that alerts the pilots to incoming communication.
  • Even non-working phones can be converted to provide a one-touch dial service to 999 and to receive incoming calls for extra reassurance.
1.2(Of an official or administration) having just been elected or appointed to succeed another: the incoming president
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  • Caden Martin was the student body incoming Treasurer and President of the Debate Club.
  • Kathleen Hosey in her capacity as Federation CDA congratulated the incoming officers in their appointments.
  • Although he had lost his bid for re-election, Parker legally remained in office until the incoming administration was sworn in.
newly elected, newly appointed, succeeding, new, next, future;
elect, to-be, designate


Revenue; income: keep an account of your incomings and outgoings
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  • The broker said: ‘It might sound reckless, but lenders should still check your incomings and outgoings to make sure you can afford the repayments.’
  • I have more control over outgoings than I do incomings.
  • The size of the loan is worked out by looking at the buyer's incomings and outgoings, as well as the ability to repay the loan.

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Syllabification: in·com·ing

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