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[uhp-kuhm-ing] /ˈʌpˌkʌm ɪŋ/
coming up; about to take place, appear, or be presented:
the upcoming spring fashions.
Origin of upcoming
1300-50; Middle English; see up-, coming
impending, prospective, imminent, looming. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Ideally, the two-week event gives a network a chance to promote upcoming series and to reinforce its image.
  • She says she uses it largely to connect with other higher-education professionals, to find out about upcoming events or research.
  • For upcoming global warming the current separation of continents might make thinks quite different, though.
  • Excellent summary of the potential upcoming effects of global warming.
  • It will be interesting to see what roles energy security and the environment play in the upcoming presidential election.
  • It's not some new unexplained mystery of the universe or the upcoming launch of a space telescope that is unnerving them, though.
  • Check out six more fighters appearing in the upcoming brawler.
  • Check the links below for details on upcoming soccer broadcasts.
  • But doing so will be a priority for the upcoming generation none the less.
  • Don't expect much discussion in the upcoming election season about feeling better while having less.
British Dictionary definitions for upcoming


coming soon; forthcoming
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for upcoming

c.1300 (n.), "action of coming up," from up + coming (see come (v.)). Adjectival sense of "forthcoming" first attested 1954.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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