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oncoming

[on-kuhm-ing, awn-] /ˈɒnˌkʌm ɪŋ, ˈɔn-/
adjective
1.
approaching; nearing:
the oncoming train; the oncoming holiday season.
2.
emerging:
the oncoming generation of leaders.
noun
3.
approach; onset:
the oncoming of winter.
Origin of oncoming
1835-1845
1835-45; on + coming, after verb phrase come on
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oncoming

/ˈɒnˌkʌmɪŋ/
adjective
1.
coming nearer in space or time; approaching
noun
2.
the approach or onset: the oncoming of winter
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adj.

1844, from on + coming, present participle of come (v.).

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