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future

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈfju·tʃər/

future noun [C/U] (TIME)

time which is to come, or something that will happen or exist later: [U] What are your plans for the future? [U] We hope to buy a house in the foreseeable future. [C] He faces an uncertain future. [U] I really don’t expect any change in the near future. I’ll be sure to observe the speed limit in the future (= the next time).

future noun [C/U] (CONDITION)

the conditions for success: [U] In 1903, Ford realized that the future of automobiles lay in making them faster and cheaper. [C usually sing] Candidates always promise a brighter future for Americans.

future

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈfju·tʃər/

future adjective [not gradable] (GRAMMAR)

grammar having the tense of the verb used to describe actions, events, or states that will happen or exist later: In the sentence, "Who will look after the dog?", the phrase "will look" is in the future tense.

future adjective [not gradable] (TIME)

happening or existing later or in the future: She was aware that her writings might speak to future generations of African Americans.
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