1. An oration to honor a deceased person, usually at a funeral.
2. Speaking highly of someone; the act of praising or commending someone.
… In a more eulogistic piece in the Times, Farhad Manjoo (a former Slate writer and author of the Times’ “State of the Art” column) writes that though Toffler’s “diagnosis [of future shock] has largely panned out … futurism has fallen out of favor.” Manjoo describes how hardworking futurists have few colleagues, governments fail to invest in infrastructure, and high-tech colossi stand astride the political-economic landscape, commanding tribute from markets and governments alike.