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futurology

[fyoo-chuh-rol-uh-jee] /ˌfyu tʃəˈrɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study or forecasting of trends or developments in science, technology, political or social structure, etc.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; future + -o- + -logy
Related forms
futurological
[fyoo-cher-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌfyu tʃər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for futurology

futurology

/ˌfjuːtʃəˈrɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study or prediction of the future of mankind
Derived Forms
futurologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for futurology
n.

1946, from future + -ology.

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