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      pl n  
a    commodities or other financial products bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date  
   See also       financial futures  
b    (as modifier)  
futures contract, futures market     

death futures  
      pl n   life insurance policies of terminally ill people that are bought speculatively for a lump sum by a company, enabling it to collect the proceeds of the policies when the sufferers die  
financial futures  
      pl n   futures in a stock-exchange index, currency exchange rate, or interest rate enabling banks, building societies, brokers, and speculators to hedge their involvement in these markets  
index futures  
      pl n   a form of financial futures based on projected movement of a share price index, such as the Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Share Index  
interest-rate futures  
      pl n   financial futures based on projected movements of interest rates  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


      n   expectation, hereafter, outlook, prospect, time to come  
      adj   approaching, coming, destined, eventual, expected, fated, forthcoming, impending, in the offing, later, prospective, subsequent, to be, to come, ultimate, unborn  
,       adj   bygone, erstwhile, ex-, former, late, past, preceding, previous, quondam  

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