Etymology
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upcoming (adj.)

1848, "rising;" 1949, "about to happen, forthcoming," from up (adv.) + present-participle adjective from come (v.)). It was a noun from Middle English, meaning "action of ascending" (mid-14c.), also "attack, onslaught" (c. 1300), and the noun sense "act or process of coming up" is the only sense in Century Dictionary (1895).

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Definitions of upcoming

upcoming (adj.)
of the relatively near future;
the upcoming spring fashions
Synonyms: approaching / coming / forthcoming
From wordnet.princeton.edu