wave of the future


a trend or development that may influence or become a significant part of the future: Computerization is the wave of the future.

Nearby words

  1. wave front,
  2. wave function,
  3. wave mechanics,
  4. wave moth,
  5. wave number,
  6. wave power,
  7. wave speed,
  8. wave tank,
  9. wave theory,
  10. wave train

Origin of wave of the future

phrase popularized as the title of an essay (1940) by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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