futurology

[ fyoo-chuh-rol-uh-jee ]

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

Origin of futurology

1
First recorded in 1945–50; future + -o- + -logy

Other words from futurology

  • fu·tur·o·log·i·cal [fyoo-cher-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌfyu tʃər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective

Words Nearby futurology

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British Dictionary definitions for futurology

futurology

/ (ˌfjuːtʃəˈrɒlədʒɪ) /


noun
  1. the study or prediction of the future of mankind

Derived forms of futurology

  • futurologist, noun

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