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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prospective  \Pro*spec"tive\,  n. 
  1.  The  scene  before  or  around  in  time  or  in  space;  view; 
  prospect.  --Sir  H.  Wotton. 
  2.  A  perspective  glass.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer.  Beau.  &  Fl 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prospective  \Pro*spec"tive\,  a.  [L.  prospectivus:  cf  F. 
  prospectif  See  {Prospect},  n.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  prospect;  furnishing  a  prospect; 
  perspective.  [Obs.] 
  Time's  long  and  dark  prospective  glass.  --Milton. 
  2.  Looking  forward  in  time;  acting  with  foresight;  --  opposed 
  to  {retrospective}. 
  The  French  king  of  Sweden  are  circumspect, 
  industrious,  and  prospective,  too  in  this  affair. 
  --Sir  J. 
  3.  Being  within  view  or  consideration,  as  a  future  event  or 
  contingency;  relating  to  the  future:  expected;  as  a 
  prospective  benefit. 
  Points  on  which  the  promises,  at  the  time  of 
  ordination,  had  no  prospective  bearing.  --W.  Jay. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  concerned  with  or  related  to  the  future;  "prospective 
  earnings";  "a  prospective  mother";  "the  statute  is 
  solely  prospective  in  operation"  [ant:  {retrospective}] 
  2:  anticipated  for  the  near  future;  "the  prospective  students"; 
  "his  prospective  bride"  [syn:  {prospective(a)}] 

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