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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.
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(Art Movements) an artistic movement that arose in Italy in 1909 to replace traditional aesthetic values with the characteristics of the machine age
ˈfuturist n, adj
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fu•tur•ism(ˈfyu tʃəˌrɪz əm)
(sometimes cap.) a movement in the fine arts attempting to give artistic form to the dynamism and speed of industrial technology.
[1905–10; < Italian futurismo]
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a movement of the 20th century attempting to capture in painting the movement, force, and speed of modern industrial life by the simultaneous representation of successive aspects of forms in motion. — Futurist, n. — Futuristic, adj.See also: Art
the seeking of life’s meaning and fulfillment in the future, — futurist, n. — futuristic, adj.See also: Future
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(c. 1909–19) A movement of writers and artists founded by the poet Filippo Marinetti (who described speed as “a new form of beauty.”) Its manifesto advocated incorporating the thrust of modern technology into art in order to express the movement and dynamism of modern life.
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futurism[ˈfjuːtʃərɪzəm] N → futurismo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
futurism[ˈfjuːtʃərɪzəm] n → futurisme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Futurismus m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
futurism[ˈfjuːtʃəˌrɪzəm] n → futurismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995