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adjective forthcoming pronunciation in British English /fɔː(r)θˈkʌmɪŋ/
  1. 1
    [only before noun] happening or coming soon
    a candidate in the forthcoming general election
    Forthcoming events include a concert and a trip to the mountains.
    the title track from their forthcoming album
  2. 2
    [never before noun] formal provided or available when needed or asked for
    No response was forthcoming.
  3. 3
    [never before noun] helpful and willing to tell you things
    James was more forthcoming than I expected.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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