futurology

[ fyoo-chuh-rol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌfyu tʃəˈrɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the study or forecasting of trends or developments in science, technology, political or social structure, etc.

Origin of futurology

First recorded in 1945–50; future + -o- + -logy
Related formsfu·tur·o·log·i·cal [fyoo-cher-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌfyu tʃər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for futurology

futurology

/ (ˌfjuːtʃəˈrɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study or prediction of the future of mankind
Derived Formsfuturologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for futurology

futurology


n.

1946, from future + -ology.

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