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From future +‎ -ism.

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futurism (countable and uncountable, plural futurisms)

  1. An early 20th century avant-garde art movement focused on speed, the mechanical, and the modern, which took a deeply antagonistic attitude to traditional artistic conventions; (originated by F.T. Marinetti, among others).
  2. The study and prediction of possible futures.
  3. (Judaism) The Jewish expectation of the messiah in the future rather than recognizing him in the presence of Christ.
  4. (Christianity) Eschatological interpretations associating some Biblical prophecies with future events yet to be fulfilled, including the Second Coming.

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