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prospectus

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noun pro·spec·tus \prə-ˈspek-təs, prä-\

Simple Definition of prospectus

  • : a printed statement that describes something (such as a new business or investment) and that is sent to people who may want to be involved in it or invest in it

  • : a book or document that provides information about a school, business, etc.

Full Definition of prospectus

plural pro·spec·tus·es

  1. 1 :  a preliminary printed statement that describes an enterprise (as a business or publication) and that is distributed to prospective buyers, investors, or participants

  2. 2 :  something (as a statement or situation) that forecasts the course or nature of something

Origin of prospectus

Latin, prospect


First Known Use: 1765

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