Definitions for prospectusprəˈspɛk təs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•spec•tusprəˈspɛk təs(n.)(pl.)-tus•es.

  1. a document describing the major features of a proposed business venture, literary work, etc., so that prospective investors, participants, or buyers may evaluate it.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. a brochure describing the facilities, services, or attractions of a place or institution, as a university.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of prospectus:

1770–80; < L prōspectus outlook, view =prōspec-, s. of prōspicere (prō-pro -1+-spicere, comb. form of specere to look) +-tus suffix of v. action

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prospectus(noun)

    a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise

    "a prospectus should contain the facts that an investor needs to make an informed decision"

  2. course catalog, course catalogue, prospectus(noun)

    a catalog listing the courses offered by a college or university


  1. prospectus(Noun)

    A document, distributed to prospective members, investors, buyers or participants, which describes an institution (such as a university), a publication or a business and what it has to offer.

  2. prospectus(Noun)

    A document which describes a proposed endeavor (venture, undertaking), such as a literary work (which one proposes to write).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prospectus(noun)

    a summary, plan, or scheme of something proposed, affording a prospect of its nature; especially, an exposition of the scheme of an unpublished literary work


  1. Prospectus

    In finance, a prospectus is a disclosure document that describes a financial security for potential buyers. A prospectus commonly provides investors with material information about mutual funds, stocks, bonds and other investments, such as a description of the company's business, financial statements, biographies of officers and directors, detailed information about their compensation, any litigation that is taking place, a list of material properties and any other material information. In the context of an individual securities offering, such as an initial public offering, a prospectus is distributed by underwriters or brokerages to potential investors.

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a booklet giving information about a school, organization etc.

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