Meaning of “forward thinking” in the English Dictionary

"forward thinking" in British English

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forward thinkingnoun [ U ]

/ˌfɔː.wəd ˈθɪŋ.kɪŋ/ /ˌfɔːr.wɚd ˈθɪŋ.kɪŋ/

the act of thinking about and planning for the future, not just the present:

forward-thinkingadjective

/ˈfɔː.wədˌθɪŋ.kɪŋ/ /ˈfɔːr.wɚdˌθɪŋ.kɪŋ/

thinking about and planning for the future, not just the present:

The City has consistently shown an innovative and forward-thinking approach to providing services.

(Definition of “forward thinking” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forward-thinking" in Business English

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forward-thinkingadjective

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thinking about, planning for, or considering the future, rather than just the present:

forward-thinking companies/businesses More forward-thinking businesses have realized that corporate events are only worth the investment if they make a measurable difference.
forward thinking
noun [ U ]

(Definition of “forward-thinking” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)