Does "oncoming car" have three meanings?:

If we are moving by car, "oncoming car" can mean two variants:
(1) a car in front of us that's moving to us (i.e. that's moving in the opposite direction)
(2) a car behind us that's moving to us at the speed greater than ours (i.e. that's moving in the same direction)

If we are standing, "oncoming car" can mean one variant:
(3) every car that's moving to us

Am I right?
If not, then why not?

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It has one meaning - approaching from in front (whether the viewer is stationary or moving).

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