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English definition of “future”

future

noun (MONEY)    /ˈfjuː.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
futures [plural] agreements for the buying and selling of goods, in which the price is agreed before a particular future time at which the goods will be provided: the futures market She works in futures.Financial investments and the stock market
(Definition of future noun (MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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