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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prospective mean? 

PROSPECTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective PROSPECTIVE has 2 senses:

1. concerned with or related to the future
2. anticipated for the near future

  Familiarity information: PROSPECTIVE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PROSPECTIVE (adjective)

Sense 1prospective [BACK TO TOP]


Concerned with or related to the future

Context examples:

prospective earnings / a prospective mother / the statute is solely prospective in operation


expected; likely; potential (expected to become or be; in prospect)

future (effective in or looking toward the future)


future (yet to be or coming)


retrospective (concerned with or related to the past)

Sense 2prospective [BACK TO TOP]


Anticipated for the near future

Context examples:

the prospective students / his prospective bride


future (yet to be or coming)

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