[ pruh-spek-tiv ]
/ prəˈspɛk tɪv /
of or in the future: prospective earnings.
potential, likely, or expected: a prospective partner.
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OTHER WORDS FROM prospectivepro·spec·tive·ly, adverbpro·spec·tive·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prospectiveperspective, prospective
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Prospectively, he saw him a merchant prince, surrounded by palatial splendors.The Allen House|T. S. Arthur
British Dictionary definitions for prospective
/ (prəˈspɛktɪv) /
looking towards the future
(prenominal) anticipated or likely
Derived forms of prospectiveprospectively, adverb
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