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prospectus

[ pruh-spek-tuhs ]

noun

, plural pro·spec·tus·es.
  1. a document describing the major features of a proposed literary work, project, business venture, etc., in enough detail so that prospective investors, participants, or buyers may evaluate it:

    Don't buy the new stock offering until you read the prospectus carefully.

  2. a brochure or other document describing the major features, attractions, or services of a place, institution, or business to prospective patrons, clients, owners, or members.


prospectus

/ prəˈspɛktəs /

noun

  1. a formal statement giving details of a forthcoming event, such as the publication of a book or an issue of shares
  2. a pamphlet or brochure giving details of courses, as at a college or school


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Word History and Origins

Origin of prospectus1

1770–80; < Latin prōspectus outlook, view, equivalent to prōspec-, stem of prōspicere ( prō- pro- 1 + -spicere, combining form of specere to look) + -tus suffix of v. action

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Word History and Origins

Origin of prospectus1

C18: Latin, literally: distant view; see prospect

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Example Sentences

In its prospectus, Affirm reported revenues of $510 million in the year ended June 30, and a loss of $113 million.

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Its pharmacy arm holds a dominant 30% market share in China’s online retail pharmacy market, according to the firm’s filing prospectus.

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She left the company’s board in August, and her name appears only seven times in the 674-page prospectus.

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Ant didn’t disclose its listing date or how much it aims to raise in its IPO prospectus.

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In fact, the prospectus discloses that 24 million of the options have already vested.

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A modicum of mental training would have led him to say, “Kindly send me your Prospectus.”

For further information see Prospectus, to be had of the Principal.

It may have been an error, that the editors did not more fully elaborate their plan, in their Prospectus.

Vide Capt. Tayler's Prospectus for floating breakwaters—an invention which really promises to save our ships and purses too.

Lundy had, since the issue of the Prospectus for the new paper, removed the Genius to the capital of the nation.

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