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The study or forecasting of potential developments, as in science, technology, and society, using current conditions and trends as a point of departure.

fu′tur·o·log′i·cal (fyo͞o′chər-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
fu′tu·rol′o·gist n.
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(ˌfyu tʃəˈrɒl ə dʒɪst)
a practitioner of futurology.
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[ˌfjuːtʃərˈɒlədʒɪst] Nfuturólogo/a m/f
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[ˌfjuːtʃərˈɒlədʒɪst] nfuturologo/a
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