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futurity

[fyoo-toor-i-tee, -tyoor-, -choor-, -chur-]
noun, plural futurities.
1.
future time: Such discussion is better left to futurity.
2.
future generations; posterity: What will futurity say about this?
3.
the afterlife: the promise of eternal rest in futurity.
4.
a future state or condition; a future event, possibility, or prospect: We are concerned about the futurity of unsubsidized opera. His tactfulness remains more of a futurity than a reality.
5.
the quality of being future: the futurity of the end of the world.
6.
Also called futurity race. Horse Racing. a race, usually for two-year-olds, in which the entrants are selected long before the race is run, sometimes before the birth of the foal.

Origin:
1595–1605; future + -ity

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futurity (fjuːˈtjʊərɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  a less common word for future
2.  the quality of being in the future
3.  a future event

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futurity
c.1600, from future + -ity.
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