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(of a person) Expected or expecting to be something particular in the future,
  1. (of a person) Expected or expecting to be something particular in the future
    • - she showed a prospective buyer around the house
  2. Likely to happen at a future date; concerned with or applying to the future
    • - a meeting to discuss prospective changes in government legislation

  1. of or concerned with or related to the future; "prospective earnings"; "a prospective mother"; "a prospective bride"; "the statute is solely prospective in operation"
  2. A prospective cohort study is a cohort study that follows over time a group of similar individuals ("cohort") who differ with respect to certain factors under study, in order to determine how these factors affect rates of a certain outcome. ...
  3. Prospection is defined by psychologist Daniel Gilbert in his novel Stumbling on Happiness as "The act of looking forward in time or considering the future" (Gilbert 2006:1). ...
  4. Likely or expected to happen or become; Anticipated in the near or far future
  5. (Prospectivity) Relates to potential of an area to host economic minerals.
  6. A term used by French futurist Michel Godet to label a set of scenario-based methods he has developed for examining the future. ...
  7. type of study where the experiment is designed before the data is collected
  8. financial statements are either financial forecasts or financial projections. Prospective financial statements may cover a period that has partially expired. Statements for periods that have completely expired are not prospective financial statements.
  9. A research study or clinical trial in which participants are identified and then followed over time.
  10. is an adjective that means "possible, likely to happen": We have several prospective opportunities before us.
  11. When an intervention of interest is performed and all relevant information and observations on its effects are gathered after entry into the study. By contrast, “retrospective” studies focus on information that has already been collected.
  12. Likely to come about, relating to or effective in the future.
  13. A prospective is an unaffiliated person (usually a freshman) that a greek organization is considering giving a bid to.
  14. looking forward - into the future
  15. Going forwards in time.