- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfjuːt͡ʃənəs/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈfjuːt͡ʃɚnəs/
- (General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈfjʉːt͡ʃɘnɘs/
- (philosophy, psychology) The quality of occurring in, being, or being related to the future.
- 1829, James Mill, Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind, Volume 2, page 103:
- To our conclusion, that TIME is the equivalent of Pastness, Presentness, and Futureness, combined, it may be objected, that the word Time is applicable to all the three cases; as we can say, past time, present time, and future time, all with equal propriety.
- 1990, Daniel Cozort, Unique Tenets of The Middle Way Consequence School: The Systematization of the Philosophy of the Indian Buddhist Prāsaṅgika- Mādhyamika School by the Tibetan Ge-luk-ba Scholastic Tradition, page 225:
- What is posited as future is just the futureness of a sprout. That is, the sprout that will come is not future since when it exists, it exists at the present time.
- 2016 September 8, David Deamer, Deleuze's Cinema Books: Three Introductions to the Taxonomy of Images, page 49:
- Furthermore, just as with the two passive syntheses, the third constitutive synthesis is a perspective of time giving us the elements of the futureness of the present and the futureness of the past.