Meaning of “future-proof” in the English Dictionary

"future-proof" in British English

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future-proofverb [ T ]

uk /ˈfjuː.tʃə.pruːf/ us /ˈfjuː.tʃɚ.pruːf/

to design software, a computer, etc. so that it can still be used in the future, even when technology changes:

Here are some tips for future-proofing your computer network.


uk /ˈfjuː.tʃə.pruːf/ us /ˈfjuː.tʃɚ.pruːf/

Future-proof software, computer equipment, etc. is designed so that it can still be used even when technology changes:

Is it possible to build a future-proof PC?

(Definition of “future-proof” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)