from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A belief that the meaning of life and one's personal fulfillment lie in the future and not in the present or past.
- n. An artistic movement originating in Italy around 1910 whose aim was to express the energetic, dynamic, and violent quality of contemporary life, especially as embodied in the motion and force of modern machinery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An early 20th century avant-garde art movement focused on speed, the mechanical, and the modern, which took a deeply antagonistic attitude to traditional artistic conventions; (originated by F.T. Marinetti, among others).
- n. The study and prediction of possible futures.
- n. The Jewish expectation of the messiah in the future rather than recognizing him in the presence of Christ.
- n. Eschatological interpretations associating some Biblical prophecies with future events yet to be fulfilled, including the Second Coming.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A movement or phase of post-impressionism (which see, below).
- n. A point of view that finds meaning or fulfillment in the future rather than in the past or present. The philosophy of a futurist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an artistic movement in Italy around 1910 that tried to express the energy and values of the machine age
- n. the position that the meaning of life should be sought in the future
From future + -ism. (Wiktionary)