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Definitions of prospective

  1. concerned with or related to the future; "prospective earnings"; "a prospective mother"; "the statute is solely prospective in operation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. anticipated for the near future; "the prospective students"; "his prospective bride" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Of or pertaining to a prospect; furnishing a prospect; perspective. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Looking forward in time; acting with foresight; -- opposed to retrospective. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Being within view or consideration, as a future event or contingency; relating to the future: expected; as, a prospective benefit. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The scene before or around, in time or in space; view; prospect. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A perspective glass. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Looking forward; showing foresight; in anticipation; expected. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Prospectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Prospectiveness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Looking forward: acting with foresight: relating to the future: distant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Looking forward; in the future. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Being still in the future; expected. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Looking to the future. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Looking forward in time; regarding the future; acting with foresight; in prospect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. The scene before or around us. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Looking forward in time; viewing at a distance; future; opposed to retrospective. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Looking forward; contemplating the future. A law is said to be prospective (as opposed to retrospective) when it is applicable only to cases which shall arise after its enactment. thelawdictionary.org
  19. Concerned with, applying to, the future (cf. retrospective), as the law was held to be exclusively p., implies a p. obligation; expected, future, some day to be, as p. peer, bridegroom, profit. Hence prospectively adv., prospectiveness n. [medieval Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
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