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Definition of futurism

1 : a movement in art, music, and literature begun in Italy about 1909 and marked especially by an effort to give formal expression to the dynamic energy and movement of mechanical processes
2 : a point of view that finds meaning or fulfillment in the future rather than in the past or present

Examples of futurism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Geometric decals along the side and on the grille accent the pure white exterior and play into the futurism still surrounding the concept of EVs. Sasha Richie, Car and Driver, 16 June 2022 The Hyundai Ioniq 5’s angular style, reminiscent of a futurism once practiced by Renault and Peugeot, stands out in a parking lot. Dan Neil, WSJ, 5 May 2022 The Indigenous futurism of Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz stands out. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Indigenous futurism, which has been gaining attention in recent years across North America, is part of a social and cultural rights movement of self-determination among Indigenous creators and artists. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 Apr. 2022 Elsewhere, though, there are jolts of neon futurism. Jennifer Wilson, The New Republic, 10 May 2022 The members of Aespa—Karina, Giselle, Winter, and Ningning—have A.I. avatars, a narrative concept that spans multiple dimensions and creates a distinct visual language that blends fantasy and futurism. Crystal Bell, Glamour, 27 Apr. 2022 Jaehee Yi, an associate professor at the University of Utah, is also a fellow for the Social Work Health Futures Lab — a nationwide program that uses futurism as a base for conversations and new thinking. Palak Jayswal, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 May 2022 Where some would channel futurism by referencing the starkness of sci-fi, his dresses—with their rainbow colors and plentiful pleats—reflect a more exuberant path forward. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of futurism

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Jun 2022

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“Futurism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/futurism. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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