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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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  • But he slipped and fell headlong on the pavement, so that she was able to pant down the stairs to meet the upcoming figure.

    Ring Once for Death Robert Andrew Arthur
  • Frank pushed on, his eyes on the lookout for the upcoming of the drowning lad.

  • He pressed the button for the elevator; but before the upcoming car reached his floor he decided not to descend.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
  • During this interval we waited with scouts out for the upcoming of the mountain men.

    The Master of Appleby Francis Lynde
  • Forrester stepped back, grabbed the upcoming foot, and stood straight, lifting the foot and levering it into the air.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
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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