Definition of “incoming” - English Dictionary

“incoming” in English

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incomingadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈɪnˌkʌm.ɪŋ/ us /ˈɪnˌkʌm.ɪŋ/

arriving at or coming towards a place:

incoming mail/phone calls
an incoming flight

soon to start something such as a job because recently chosen or elected:

the incoming government
What are the biggest problems faced by the incoming president?
US Incoming freshmen (= students in the first year at college) start a week before everyone else.

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

“incoming” in American English

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incomingadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈɪnˌkʌm·ɪŋ/

arriving at, coming into, or entering a place:

Incoming flights are being delayed because of bad weather.

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

“incoming” in Business English

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incomingadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈɪnˌkʌmɪŋ/ us

TRANSPORT arriving at, or coming into a place:

incoming flights/passengers The airport remains closed to all incoming flights until tomorrow morning.
An air filter can be used to cool incoming air.

COMMUNICATIONS, IT if a telephone call or message is incoming, it is being received rather than sent:

incoming call/fax All incoming calls should be forwarded to voicemail.
incoming mail/email/message

about to start doing an important job, such as managing a company or governing a country:

incoming government/administration The incoming administration plans to revise the tax laws.
an incoming director/chair/manager


(Definition of “incoming” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)