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incoming

[in-kuhm-ing] /ˈɪnˌkʌm ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
coming, in; arriving:
the incoming tide.
2.
newly arrived or received:
incoming mail; incoming orders.
3.
succeeding, as an officeholder:
the incoming mayor.
4.
accruing, as profit.
5.
entering, beginning, etc.:
all incoming students.
6.
Chiefly British, immigrant.
7.
Scot. ensuing.
noun
8.
the act of coming, in; arrival; advent:
the incoming of spring.
9.
Usually, incomings. funds received; revenue.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see in, coming
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Examples for incoming
  • Integration over the function of this incoming radiation renders the heat coming in during the day.
  • That's probably because aragonite has two refractive indices, the extent to which a particular material focuses incoming light.
  • Many colleges dropped the requirement that incoming freshmen study a foreign language in high school.
  • Tiny structures in the feathers choreograph incoming light, reflecting sapphire in one direction, emerald in another.
  • By mid-afternoon, the sinking island far astern is smothered by incoming mists.
  • The atmosphere, which dims incoming light and makes the stars twinkle, has long frustrated astronomers.
  • Elsewhere, incoming opposition administrations have also found equipment and offices purloined.
  • One way to protect a satellite would be to equip it with sensors and rockets to enable it to dodge an incoming missile.
  • The trick is what the camera does with the incoming light.
  • One is to reduce the amount of incoming sunlight that the planet absorbs.
British Dictionary definitions for incoming

incoming

/ˈɪnˌkʌmɪŋ/
adjective
1.
coming in; entering
2.
about to come into office; succeeding
3.
(of interest, dividends, etc) being received; accruing
noun
4.
the act of coming in; entrance
5.
(usually pl) income or revenue
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Word Origin and History for incoming
n.

late 14c., "action of coming in," from in + coming. As a present participle adjective, from 1753. Of game, from 1892; transferred in World War I to artillery; as a warning cry of incoming shellfire, it seems to date to the U.S. war in Vietnam (1968).

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