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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
References in classic literature ?
"Didn't I tell you I was a Futurist? I really do believe in those things if I believe in anything.
Flamingo Land was grantedpreferred bidder statusfor the site of the former Futurist Theatre in 2014 with the council later spending more than [pounds sterling]4m to demolish the building and make the area safe.
The microhistorical approach was established in the Seventies by a group of Italian scholars (notably Carlo Ginzburg, Giovanni Levi, Pietro Redondi and others) in order to investigate historical phenomena in the Early-Modern age; the editors of this book extended this method to the realms of Futurist scholarship, thus allowing on the one side to shed a new light on its traditional themes, and on the other to raise new questions and challenges.
As a quantitative futurist, Webb explores long-term strategic risks and opportunities for global 1000 companies.
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).
I am very pleased to be serving as the interim publisher and executive editor of The Futurist. In this role, I will be reassessing both the business-side and editorial-side to create a financially viable publication creating valuable content aligned with the long-term vision of the World Future Society.
The altered press responses to Futurism were initially prompted by the enthusiastic enlistment of many key Futurist figures in the army in May 1915, and particularly by the decision of Marinetti, Umberto Boccioni, Luigi Russolo, Antonio Sant'Elia and Mario Sironi to volunteer for the Lombard Battalion of Volunteer Cyclists and Motorists in May 1915, with whom they saw combat in autumn in the mountains of Trentino at Lake Garda.
"When we are forty, others who are younger and stronger will throw us into the wastebasket, like useless manuscripts ...!" So declared the Futurist poet and impresario F.
Futurism was defined by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944) in "The Futurist Manifesto," published in the Parisian paper Le Figaro on February 20, 1909 (4).