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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(ˈfyu tʃər ɪst)
1. (sometimes cap.) a follower of futurism.
[1835–45; < Italian]
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|Noun||1.||futurist - a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future|
|2.||futurist - someone who predicts the future|
|Adj.||1.||futurist - of or relating to futurism; "futurist art"|