futurist

noun fu·tur·ist \ ˈfyü-chə-rist \
|Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of futurist

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

futurist

adjective

Examples of futurist in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of futurist

circa 1846

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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


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