noun fu·tur·ist \ˈfyü-chə-rist\

: a person who tries to tell what the future will be like

Full Definition of FUTURIST

:  one who studies and predicts the future especially on the basis of current trends
:  one who advocates or practices futurism
futurist adjective

Examples of FUTURIST

  1. <economic futurists predict a new world order in which information is the resource that drives a nation's economy>

First Known Use of FUTURIST

circa 1846


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