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fu·tur·ism

 (fyo͞o′chə-rĭz′əm)
n.
1. A belief that the meaning of life and one's personal fulfillment lie in the future and not in the present or past.
2. An artistic movement originating in Italy around 1910 whose aim was to express the energetic, dynamic, and violent quality of contemporary life, especially as embodied in the motion and force of modern machinery.
3. Christianity A belief that biblical prophecies, especially those contained in the book of Revelation, will be literally fulfilled at some point in the future.

fu′tur·ist n.

fu•tur•ist

(ˈfyu tʃər ɪst)

n.
1. (sometimes cap.) a follower of futurism.
adj.
3. futuristic.
[1835–45; < Italian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.futurist - a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future
theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer - someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
2.futurist - someone who predicts the futurefuturist - someone who predicts the future  
illusionist, seer, visionary - a person with unusual powers of foresight
Adj.1.futurist - of or relating to futurism; "futurist art"
Translations

futurist

[ˈfjuːtʃərɪst] N
1. (esp US) (= futurologist) → futurólogo/a m/f
2. (Art) → futurista mf

futurist

[ˈfjuːtʃərɪst] n
(= artist, writer) → futuriste mf
(mainly US) (= futurologist) → futurologue mf

futurist

nFuturist(in) m(f)

futurist

[ˈfjuːtʃərɪst] nfuturista m/f
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Pictures: JAMES MALONEY THE famous Futurist facade has reappeared in Lime Street - but only in the form of an artwork.
They feature futurist from industries such as financial planning, real-estate, education, business, engineering, architecture, fashion design, anthropology, graphic design, marketing and many more.
Marinetti, leader of the Futurist movement, began his introduction to the retrospective exhibition commemorating the death of the artist Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916).
While this cast of mind and its attendant constellation of values are most famously exemplified in the Futurist manifestoes, it is in their performances and plays that these ideas take on a materiality of their own.
I am very pleased to be serving as the interim publisher and executive editor of The Futurist.
There are many gaps and missing links in the story of Kuhn's life and futurist activities.
I believe I have glimpsed a complete renovation of that mummified art," he wrote in a 1912 letter from Paris, where the churning Hellenistic swirls of the Louvre's Winged Victory of Samothrace (an early Futurist bugbear) surely lent more to his Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913, than he conceded.
I have never felt comfortable predicting the future and would not consider myself a futurist.
Piety and pragmatism; spiritualism in futurist art.
A futurist looks at clues and information from today to piece together stories for the future.
Standing in contrast to the standard, masculinist Futurist line, however, is the artwork of his wife, Benedetta Cappa Marinetti (1897-1977), which delineates a strong concern for the intertwined role of women during the second phase of Futurism.