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English definition of “futurism”

futurism

noun [U]     /ˈfjuː.tʃər.ɪ.zəm/ US  /-tʃɚ-/
a new way of thinking in the arts that started in the 1920s and 1930s that tried to express through a range of art forms the characteristics and images of the modern age, such as machines, speed, movement, and powerPhilosophy futurist     /-ɪst/ adjective, noun [C] a futurist painterPhilosophy
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