174. Future


See also 124. DIVINATION ; 308. PAST ; 396. TIME .

augury
1 . the art of foretelling the future by means of signs; divination.
2 . an omen or portent from which the future is foretold. — augur, n. augurial , adj. —augurous. Obsolete, adj.
fatiloquence
foretelling of the future; soothsaying.
futurism
the seeking of life’s meaning and fulfillment in the future, — futurist, n. futuristic, adj.
futurition
Rare. the state or condition of being about to exist.
futurology
the art or practice of forecasting trends or developments in politics, science, society, etc.
hariolation
the act or art of prognostication or divination; soothsaying.
oracularity
the skill, condition, or an instance of being oracular.
prognostication
1 . the act of forecasting or prophesying.
2 . a forecast or prediction. — prognosticator, n. prognosticative, adj.
prolepsis
anticipation, as in anticipating or describing a future event. See also 21. ARGUMENTATION . — proleptic, adj.
telegnosis
clairvoyance or other occult or supernatural knowledge.
vaticination
1 . the act of prophesying.
2 . the thing foretold. — vaticinator, n.

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