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[ pruh-spek-tiv ]


  1. of or in the future:

    prospective earnings.

  2. potential, likely, or expected:

    a prospective partner.


/ prəˈspɛktɪv /


  1. looking towards the future
  2. prenominal anticipated or likely

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Derived Forms

  • proˈspectively, adverb

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Other Words From

  • pro·spective·ly adverb
  • pro·spective·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of prospective1

From the Late Latin word prōspectīvus, dating back to 1580–90. See prospectus, -ive

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Example Sentences

Here’s what we know so far about the pricing of a prospective Covid vaccine.

In WordPress’s world such information is useful to provide prospective customers.

From Fortune

Both are used by many of the state’s landlords when determining the qualifications of a prospective renter.

They also include links to your site and other features that can be used to attract prospective customers to your services or brick-and-mortar location, which is typically the goal of SEO for most local businesses.

It’s important to identify what review sites get a lot of traffic and reviews to position your site to receive quality prospective clients.

Stacey Missmer, et al. “A Prospective Study of Dietary Fat Consumption and Endometriosis Risk.”

J.E. Chavarro, et al. “A Prospective Study of Dairy Foods Intake and Anovulatory Infertility.”

Noll, Jennie G., et al. “Obesity Risk for Female Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Prospective Study.”

Michael Leitzmann, et al. “A Prospective Study of Coffee Consumption and the Risk of Symptomatic Gallstone Disease in Men.”

Prospective theme: The New Order in North Africa and the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities.

Prospective lessees who had taken the trouble to inquire about the rental had learned that it was so high as to be prohibitive.

Do you think it worth my while to buy the Prospective for the sake of Wicksteed's review—is there anything new in it?

Prospective visitors who wish to see more than the exterior must make preliminary inquiries.

Prospective merchants have been active in securing desirable locations at the different towns on the line.

Prospective eclipses are never noticed in the Imperial Calendar, published originally at Peking, and republished in the provinces.


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