Definitions for oncomingˈɒnˌkʌm ɪŋ, ˈɔn-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

on•com•ingˈɒnˌkʌm ɪŋ, ˈɔn-(adj.)

  1. approaching; nearing:

    an oncoming train.

  2. emerging:

    the oncoming generation.

  3. (n.)approach; onset:

    the oncoming of winter.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. onset, oncoming(adj)

    the beginning or early stages

    "the onset of pneumonia"

  2. oncoming(adj)

    moving toward one


  1. oncoming(Noun)

    an early stage; an onset

  2. oncoming(Noun)

    an approach

  3. oncoming(Adjective)

    approaching; coming closer

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oncoming traffic.

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