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futuristic

[fyoo-chuh-ris-tik] /ˌfyu tʃəˈrɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the future:
a futuristic view of the world.
2.
ahead of the times; advanced:
futuristic technology.
3.
(sometimes initial capital letter) of or relating to futurism:
the futuristic rejection of traditional forms.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; future + -istic
Related forms
futuristically, adverb
nonfuturistic, adjective
semifuturistic, adjective
unfuturistic, adjective
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Examples from the web for futuristic
  • It may still sound futuristic, but the era of mind-controlled machines is here.
  • Ickiness aside, biometrics have become less futuristic and more now-istic.
  • At the margin, it is certainly worth putting more money into manpower at the expense of some futuristic projects.
  • If it takes a few years for society to catch up with his futuristic visions, so be it.
  • Then, with the next wave of technology, the vision becomes decidedly futuristic.
  • To match her hair, her makeup was futuristic glam, with silver gray lids and pale pink lips.
  • The futuristic sets were extremely complicated, and special effects kept breaking down.
  • Along the way, the concept has gone from futuristic novelty to often-tacky tourist traps.
  • Though the burnished blend of retro and futuristic is visually impressive, the movie was made with no sets or locations.
  • Why do electric cars always have to look so darned futuristic.
British Dictionary definitions for futuristic

futuristic

/ˌfjuːtʃəˈrɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
denoting or relating to design, technology, etc, that is thought likely to be current or fashionable at some future time; ultramodern
2.
of or relating to futurism
Derived Forms
futuristically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for futuristic
adj.

1915, "avant garde," from futurism. Meaning "pertaining to the future" is from 1958, from future + -istic.

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