[ flash-fawr-werd ]

  1. a device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which a future event or scene is inserted into the chronological structure of the work.

  2. an event or scene so inserted.

Origin of flash-forward

1945–50; flash + forward, on the model of flashback

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