pro·spec·tive /prəˈspɛktɪv ||ˈprɑˌ, proˈ, prɑˈ/
pro·spec·tive /prəˈspɛktɪv/ 形容詞
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. 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.
1. The scene before or around, in time or in space; view; prospect.
2. A perspective glass. [Obs.]
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)]