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in the future

  1. At a future time, at some point in the future.
    Synonyms: later on, someday; see also Thesaurus:one day
    Perhaps humans will live on Mars in the future.
    7 messages to people 500 years in the future.
    A short time away in the future.
  2. (US) From now on.
    Synonyms: as of now, going forward, henceforwards, hereafter; see also Thesaurus:henceforth
    Please put the toilet seat down in the future.

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  • British speakers use in future, especially for the sense "from now on" (but also for "at a future time").

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