Prospective

Definition of Prospective

Pro`spec´tive
a.1.Of or pertaining to a prospect; furnishing a prospect; perspective.
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. Child.
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.
n.1.The scene before or around, in time or in space; view; prospect.
2.A perspective glass.

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anticipated, approaching, awaited, coming, desired, destinal, destined, determined, due, emergent, eventual, expected, extrapolated, fatal, fated, fatidic, foreseen, forthcoming, future, futuristic, hereafter, hoped-for, imminent, impending, in prospect, in view, incipient, later, long-expected, nearing, on the horizon, overdue, pending, plotted, potential, predicted, presumed, probable, projected, promised, prophesied, to come, to-be, ultimate
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