Meaning of “forthcoming” in the English Dictionary

"forthcoming" in British English

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uk /ˈfɔːθˌkʌm.ɪŋ/ us /ˈfɔːrθˌkʌm.ɪŋ/

forthcoming adjective (SOON)

B2 [ before noun ] happening soon:

We have just received the information about the forthcoming conference.

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  • At the forthcoming elections, the government will be seeking a fresh mandate from the people.
  • He is expected to win by a large majority in the forthcoming elections.
  • She has announced that she will retire from the sport after the forthcoming Olympics.
  • Her forthcoming novel is expected to become an instant bestseller.
  • A host of celebrities have been invited to the forthcoming opening of the new restaurant.

(Definition of “forthcoming” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forthcoming" in American English

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us /fɔrθˈkʌm·ɪŋ, foʊrθ-/

forthcoming adjective (SOON)

forthcoming adjective (WILLING)

willing to give information or to talk; friendly and helpful:

He has not been forthcoming about the details of his contract.

forthcoming adjective (SUPPLIED)

[ not gradable ] supplied or offered when wanted:

No explanation for his absence was forthcoming.

(Definition of “forthcoming” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)