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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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