outgoing vs outgoings

outgoing vs outgoings
  Outgoing is an adjective that describes someone as friendly and sociable.
  For example:-
  He socialises a lot, he is a very outgoing person.
  Outgoing can also be used as an adjective to describe leaving a place, or leaving a job, having finished a period of time in it.
  For example:
  The outgoing president has left the country virtually bankrupt. (It doesn't mean the president was sociable, just that he is leaving.)
  Outgoings is a plural noun that describes the incurred by the owner of a business, usually calculated on a yearly basis, e.g. repairs, rates, insurance.
  For example:-
  The company was restructured to reduce outgoings.
  See also outgoing vs going out.

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  • Outgoing — Out go ing, n. 1. The act or the state of going out. [1913 Webster] The outgoings of the morning and evening. Ps. lxv. 8. [1913 Webster] 2. That which goes out; outgo; outlay. [1913 Webster] 3. The extreme limit; the place of ending. [Obs.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outgoing — ► ADJECTIVE 1) friendly and confident. 2) leaving an office or position. 3) going out or away from a place. ► NOUN Brit. (outgoings) ▪ one s regular expenditure …   English terms dictionary

  • outgoing — /owt goh ing/ or, for 5, / goh /, adj. 1. going out; departing: outgoing trains. 2. leaving or retiring from a position or office: A farewell party was given for the outgoing members of the board of directors. 3. addressed and ready for posting:… …   Universalium

  • outgoing — adjective 1》 friendly and confident. 2》 leaving an office or position.     ↘going out or away from a place. noun Brit. 1》 (outgoings) one s regular expenditure. 2》 an instance of going out …   English new terms dictionary

  • outgoings — one s regular expenditure. → outgoing …   English new terms dictionary

  • блок кольцевой магистрали — БКМ [Интент] EN ring main unit in electrical power distribution A standard piece of switchgear in distribution systems comprising of switches for switching power cable rings and of switches in series with fuses for the protection of distrbution… …   Справочник технического переводчика

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