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Definition of Prospective

Prospective

  1. Of or pertaining to a prospect; furnishing a prospect; perspective.
  2. Looking forward in time; acting with foresight; -- opposed to retrospective.
  3. Being within view or consideration, as a future event or contingency; relating to the future: expected; as, a prospective benefit.
  4. The scene before or around, in time or in space; view; prospect.
  5. A perspective glass.

Prospective Quotations

We know that people are less open in conversations if the other conversant puts a cell phone on the table. Even if it's turned off. The sign is enough to close the mind and make a prospective client or lover less likely to do what you ask. As people realize this, they'll start putting away phones or turning them off.
Douglas Rushkoff

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
Elbert Hubbard

Suppose that every prospective parent in the world stopped having children naturally, and instead produced clones of themselves. What would the world be like in another 20 or 30 years? The answer is: much like today. Cloning would only copy the genetic aspects of people who are already here.
Nathan Myhrvold

If a prospective Presidential approach can't be explained clearly enough to be understood well, it probably hasn't been thought through well enough. If not well understood by the American people, it probably won't 'sail' anyway. Send it back for further thought.
Donald Rumsfeld

The relationship between a manufacturer and his advertising agency is almost as intimate as the relationship between a patient and his doctor. Make sure that you can life happily with your prospective client before you accept his account.
David Ogilvy
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Prospective Translations

prospective in German is vorausblickend, weitsichtig, voraussichtlich
prospective in Spanish is probable