Meaning of oncoming

on•com•ing

Pronunciation: (on'kum"ing, ôn'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. approaching; nearing: the oncoming train; the oncoming holiday season.
  2. emerging: the oncoming generation of leaders.
—n.
  1. approach; onset: the oncoming of winter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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