Definition of coming noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkʌmɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌmɪŋ//
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  • [singular] the coming of something the time when something new begins With the coming of modern technology, many jobs were lost.
  • Extra examples From her window she could watch the comings and goings of visitors. Her coming meant that the department could complete the project on time. Its history dates from the coming of the Romans in the first century. Many jobs were lost with the coming of modern technology. The little bird seemed to be heralding the coming of spring. We were celebrating the coming of the New Year. With the coming of war he trained as a pilot.Idioms (informal) the movement of people arriving at and leaving a particular place It's hard to keep track of the children's comings and goings.
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