flashforward

flash-forward

[flash-fawr-werd]
noun
1.
a device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which a future event or scene is inserted into the chronological structure of the work.
2.
an event or scene so inserted.

Origin:
1945–50; flash + forward, on the model of flashback

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flash-forward

noun
a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to a later event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story [ant: flashback
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