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English definition of “future”

future

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈfjuːtʃər/
B1 happening or existing in the time that is to come: future plans in future years What will we leave for future generations?In the future and soon
future tense the form of the verb that is used to talk about something that will happenVerb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of future adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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