Pronunciation: (out'gō"ing or, for 5, -gō'-),[key] —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: outgoing mail. 4. of or pertaining to food prepared for delivery or consumption off the premises: outgoing orders at the pizza parlor. 5. interested in and responsive to others; friendly; sociable: an outgoing personality.
—n. 1. Usually, outgoings.Chiefly Brit.expenses; money expended.
2. the act of going out: The ship's outgoing proved more difficult than its incoming. 3. something that goes out; effluence: an outgoing measured in kilowatt hours.