Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English aftercomyng, aftircomyng, equivalent to after- +‎ coming.


aftercoming (plural aftercomings)

  1. A following state, sequel, consequence, or result; an aftercome.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English after comyng, afthercomende, equivalent to after- +‎ coming.


aftercoming (not comparable)

  1. Succeeding, following.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, [], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount [], OCLC 946730821:
      They establish (saith he) by the reason of their judgement, that whatsoever is reported of hell, or of after-comming paines, is but a fiction [].
    • 1718, John H Thompson, A Cloud of Witnesses:
      I set them down here, that their names may be a stink and ill-savour to aftercoming generations, as apostate from the way of God [].
  2. (obstetrics) Specifically, of a baby's head: following the rest of the body out of the womb, rather than (as is usual) preceding it.
    • 2003, Pitkin, Peattie & Macgowan, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, p.41:
      The most important aspect of an assisted vaginal breech delivery is careful delivery of the aftercoming head.