[ pruh-spek-tiv ]
/ prəˈspɛk tɪv /
of or in the future: prospective earnings.
potential, likely, or expected: a prospective partner.
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Origin of prospective
Related formspro·spec·tive·ly, adverbpro·spec·tive·ness, noun
Can be confusedperspective prospective
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Examples from the Web for prospectively
Prospectively, he saw him a merchant prince, surrounded by palatial splendors.The Allen House|T. S. Arthur
British Dictionary definitions for prospectively
/ (prəˈspɛktɪv) /
looking towards the future
(prenominal) anticipated or likely
Derived Formsprospectively, adverb
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