for·​ward-look·​ing ˈfȯr-wərd-ˌlu̇-kiŋ How to pronounce forward-looking (audio)
: concerned with or planning for the future

Examples of forward-looking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One issue may be that OpenAI’s mission statement reads more like a vision statement which can be more aspirational and forward-looking than a corporation’s mission statement, which usually captures the organization’s purpose. Ann Skeet, Fortune, 27 Nov. 2023 Third, although observers often claim that this ideology lacks a forward-looking vision for Russia, the Kremlin does in fact provide such a vision, fueled by a potent and effective combination of nationalism, resentment, and nostalgia. Maria Snegovaya, Foreign Affairs, 16 Nov. 2023 Mason has made a palpable impact since coming on board as the head of the Recording Academy in 2020, diversifying the nonprofit organization’s membership and spearheading a number of forward-looking initiatives that have earned him praise even from some staunch Grammy critics. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Nov. 2023 As in Watch Night, two brothers circle each other at the center of Translations, one nonchalantly cynical and forward-looking, the other serious, earnest, and devoted to preserving a deep ancestral identity. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 8 Nov. 2023 The actor is clearly embracing a positive, forward-looking vibe. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 3 Nov. 2023 Insurers are largely forbidden from using forward-looking models to price insurance risk, or from factoring their own rising reinsurance costs into the price of their consumer insurance products. Jon Alain Guzik, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Oct. 2023 Germany’s forward-looking consumer-sentiment index forecasts confidence to fall to minus 28.1 in November, from minus 26.7 in October, according to data published Tuesday by market-research group GfK and the Nuremberg Institute for Market Decisions. Ed Frankl, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2023 The forward-looking blueprint envisions a remade bayfront in National City with a bikeway, an expansion of Pepper Park, waterfront hotels and a thriving commercial zone. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forward-looking was in 1800

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“Forward-looking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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