What is approaching?

  • (noun): The act of drawing spatially closer to something.
    Synonyms: approach, coming
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on approaching:

Logarithmic Spiral Beaches - Spiral Development
... This type of beach forms due to the refraction of approaching waves and their diffraction by an upcoast headland ... The approaching wave front curves as a result of wave diffraction at the headland, which in turn causes the shoreline to bend and yield a log spiral shape ... The oblique approaching waves refract and diffract into the "shadow zone" which can be considered a relatively sheltered hook of beach behind the headland ...
Tuen Mun Ferry Pier Stop - Hazard To Pedestrians
... to the pedestrian when a train is also approaching to that platform ... When a train is approaching to a platform, a yellow light will be lighted to inform people a train is approaching ...
Parrot Training - Counter-conditioning
... If a parrot bites an approaching hand in self-defense, the biting behavior can be counter-conditioned by supplementing the approaching hand with positive reinforcement ... Instead of biting, the parrot will learn to accept the approaching hand because it is coupled with positive reinforcement ...
Kami-Fukuoka Station - Accidents
2006 at 1255, a man jumped from the down platform in front of an approaching non-stop train travelling at approximately 90 km/h and was killed instantly ... On 11 May 2007 at 1129, a woman jumped from the platform in front of an approaching non-stop train travelling at approximately 95 km/h and was killed instantly ... man in his twenties sat down on the track in front of an approaching non-stop train (set 51001) travelling at approximately 80 km/h and was killed instantly ...
Mudflow - Protection Against Mudslides
... for rumbling sounds which might indicate that a landslide or mudslide is approaching ... Finally, if you do see a mudslide approaching, you should get to high ground out of its path as quickly as possible ... If you see rocks or other debris approaching your position, find shelter and take cover, if possible under a piece of heavy furniture such as a desk or table ...

More definitions of "approaching":

  • (noun): The event of one object coming closer to another.
    Synonyms: approach
  • (noun): The temporal property of becoming nearer in time.
    Synonyms: approach, coming

Famous quotes containing the word approaching:

    A glimpse through an interstice caught,
    Of a crowd of workmen and drivers in a barroom around the stove late of a winter night, and I unremarked seated in a corner,
    Of a youth who loves me and whom I love, silently approaching and seating himself near, that he may hold me by the hand,
    A long while amid the noises of coming and going, of drinking and
    oath and smutty jest,
    There we two, content, happy in being together, speaking little,
    perhaps not a word.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    An image of its state;
    The wings half spread for flight,
    The breast thrust out in pride
    Whether to play, or to ride
    Those winds that clamour of approaching night.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    ... in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquillity will return again.
    Anne Frank (1929–1945)