futurology

noun
fu·tur·olo·gy | \ ˌfyü-chə-ˈrä-lə-jē \

Definition of futurology 

: a study that deals with future possibilities based on current trends

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Other words from futurology

futurological \ˌfyü-chə-rə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \ adjective
futurologist \ˌfyü-chə-ˈrä-lə-jist \ noun

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Disneyland seems to have lost its passion for futurology, letting what was once an innovative, optimistic, imaginative Tomorrowland slip into a symbol of yesteryear. Rachel Withers, Slate Magazine, "How did Walt Disney’s vision of a futuristic metropolis become a quaint symbol of a bygone era?," 4 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of futurology

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of futurology was in 1946

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futurology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of futurology

: the study of what might happen in the future

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