incoming in‧com‧ing [ˈɪnkʌmɪŋ] adjective [only before a noun]
1. TRAVEL an incoming plane, train etc is arriving at a place; = inbound AmE:

• Fog is causing delays to incoming flights.

2. incoming telephone calls, enquiries etc are received by someone rather than being made by them:

• automatic filing of incoming and outgoing mail

3. an incoming government, president, leader etc has just been elected or has just started a new job:

• Many analysts expect the incoming chief executive to streamline the company.

— compare outgoing

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incoming UK US /ˈɪnˌkʌmɪŋ/ adjective [before noun]
TRANSPORT arriving at, or coming into a place: incoming flights/passengers »

The airport remains closed to all incoming flights until tomorrow morning.


An air filter can be used to cool incoming air.

COMMUNICATIONS, IT if a telephone call or message is incoming, it is being received rather than sent: incoming call/fax »

All incoming calls should be forwarded to voicemail.


incoming mail/email/message


incoming signal/data/information

about to start doing an important job, such as managing a company or governing a country: incoming government/administration »

The incoming administration plans to revise the tax laws.


an incoming director/chair/manager

Compare OUTGOING(Cf. ↑outgoing)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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