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PROSPECTUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prospectus mean? 

PROSPECTUS (noun)
  The noun PROSPECTUS has 2 senses:

1. a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise
2. a catalog listing the courses offered by a college or university

  Familiarity information: PROSPECTUS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROSPECTUS (noun)


Sense 1prospectus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

a prospectus should contain the facts that an investor needs to make an informed decision

Hypernyms ("prospectus" is a kind of...):

offer; offering (something offered (as a proposal or bid))


Sense 2prospectus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A catalog listing the courses offered by a college or university

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

course catalog; course catalogue; prospectus

Hypernyms ("prospectus" is a kind of...):

catalog; catalogue (a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prospectus"):

preliminary prospectus; red herring (a first draft of a prospectus; must be clearly marked to indicate that parts may be changed in the final prospectus)


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