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future

EN[ˈfjuːtʃə] [ˈfjuːtʃɚ] [-uːtʃə(ɹ)]
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  • The future is what will happen in the time after the present. Its arrival is considered inevitable due to the existence of time and the laws of physics.
  • In the philosophy of time, presentism is the belief that only the present exists and the future and the past are unreal.
  • Future studies, or futurology, is the science, art and practice of postulating possible futures.
  • The future has been explored through several art movements and cultural genres.
  • ^ Hastings, J., Selbie, J. A., & Gray, L. H. (1908). Encyclopædia of religion and ethics. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. Page 335–337.
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    Definition of future in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfuturesSUF-ure
    1. The time ahead; those moments yet to be experienced.
      1. Something that will happen in moments yet to come.
        1. Goodness in what is yet to come. Something to look forward to.
          1. Think of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future, however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and funky offices in San Francisco, New York and London, where bright young things in jeans and T-shirts huddle around laptops, sipping lattes or munching on free food.
        2. (grammar) Verb tense used to talk about events that will happen in the future; future tense.
          1. (finance) A standardized, tradable agreement between two parties that one will sell and the other will buy a specific commodity at a specific later date and a specific price.
            1. (computing, programming) An object that retrieves the value of a promise.
            2. AdjectiveCOMmore futureSUPmost future
              1. Having to do with or occurring in the future.
                1. Future generations will either laugh or cry at our stupidity. ‎
            3. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Good Cromwell, neglect him not; make use now, and provide for thine own future safety.
                • "Yet the tides of war do not wait, and General Lee had come to the capital to try and shape their future course." - [1] Stephen W Sears, 2004, Gettysburg
                • Instead of having a nice modular eggcrate, we now want to build an immodular eggcrate. Deliberately we want to impose upon future teachers, not the nice simple eggcrate, but a more complicated one.
              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                • Future investigators and managers will be responsible for sorting out the various anthropogenic and nonanthropogenic factors to determine the reason for any change in transparency.
                • future to form (eliding the e and merging the two rs into one) futurama
              3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • I have no hesitation to say that uroradiology is currently at its prime, well-poised to take another big leap in the future.
                • In making this personal statement of my views, to which you are entitled, nothing that I say is intended either to postjudge the past or to prejudge the future.
                • Other tyrosine kinase inhibitors are evaluated as well, of which the Syk inhibitors, fostamatinib and entospletinib, might be of particular interest in the near future.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                    • Singularia tantum
                      • Uncountable nouns
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                  Grammatically, this word "future" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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