futurist

[fyoo-cher-ist]
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a follower of futurism, especially an artist or writer.
2.
Theology. a person who maintains that the prophecies in the Apocalypse will be fulfilled in the future. Compare presentist, preterist.
3.
Also, futurologist. a person whose occupation or specialty is the forecasting of future events, conditions, or developments.
adjective

Origin:
1835–45; < Italian futurista. See future, -ist

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futurist

adjective
1. of or relating to futurism; "futurist art" [syn: futuristic

noun
1. a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future 
2. someone who predicts the future [syn: fantast
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Example sentences for futurologists
Futurists, or futurologists, are those who speculate about the future.
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