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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Likely or expected to happen.
  • adjective Likely to become or be.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Suitable for viewing at a distance; perspective.
  • Looking forward in time; characterized by foresight; of things, having reference to the future.
  • Being in prospect or expectation; looked forward to; expected: as, prospective advantages; a prospective appointment.
  • noun Outlook; prospect; view.
  • noun The future scene of action.
  • noun A perspective glass; a telescope.
  • noun A lookout; a watch.
  • noun In heraldry, perspective: as, a pavement paly barry in prospective.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Of or pertaining to a prospect; furnishing a prospect; perspective.
  • adjective Looking forward in time; acting with foresight; -- opposed to retrospective.
  • adjective Being within view or consideration, as a future event or contingency; relating to the future: expected.
  • noun The scene before or around, in time or in space; view; prospect.
  • noun obsolete A perspective glass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Likely or expected to happen or become.
  • adjective Anticipated in the near or far future.
  • noun obsolete The scene before or around, in time or in space; view; prospect.
  • noun obsolete A perspective glass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or concerned with or related to the future

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