the event of one object coming closer to another
the temporal property of becoming nearer in time;
"the approach of winter"
the act of drawing spatially closer to something;
"the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
of the relatively near future;
"the approaching election"
"this coming Thursday"
"the forthcoming holidays"
"the upcoming spring fashions"
- Because they are more likely to pose a threat, approaching sounds most readily stimulate regions of the brain associated with motor action, he explains.