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forthcoming

[fawrth-kuhm-ing, fohrth-] /ˈfɔrθˈkʌm ɪŋ, ˈfoʊrθ-/
adjective
1.
coming, forth, or about to come forth; about to appear; approaching in time:
the forthcoming concert.
2.
ready or available when required or expected:
He assured us that payment would be forthcoming.
3.
frank and cooperative; candid:
In his testimony, the senator could have been more forthcoming.
4.
friendly and outgoing; sociable.
noun
5.
a coming, forth; appearance.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; forth + coming
Related forms
forthcomingness, noun
unforthcoming, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for forthcomingness

forthcoming

/ˌfɔːθˈkʌmɪŋ/
adjective
1.
approaching in time: the forthcoming debate
2.
about to appear: his forthcoming book
3.
available or ready: the money wasn't forthcoming
4.
open or sociable
Derived Forms
forthcomingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for forthcomingness

forthcoming

adj.

"about to happen," 1530s; earlier was Old English forðcuman "to come forth, come to pass;" see forth + come (v.). Meaning "informative, responsive" is from 1835.

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