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English definition of “futuristic”


adjective (TIME)   /ˌfju·tʃəˈrɪs·tɪk/
relating to the future , or very modern or advanced : Her latest novel is a futuristic thriller , set in the twenty-first century . The mall is noted for its futuristic, glass-steel-and-concrete construction .
(Definition of futuristic adjective (TIME) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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