Definitions for prospectusprəˈspɛk təs

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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

Wiktionary

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or scheme of something proposed, affording a prospect of its nature; especially, an exposition of the scheme of an unpublished literary work

  2. Origin: [L., a prospect, sight, view: cf. F. prospectus. See Prospect.]

Freebase

  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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gavin Parry:

    We've been waiting for the prospectus in the mail since Koizumi was in office, so for Abe to pull it off is a bit of a coup.

  2. John Woerth:

    Vanguard has been very clear about the risks of the fund on our website and prospectus, and we will continue to educate investors about market volatility and the additional risks that accompany investing in any emerging market.

  3. William Housey:

    We've written language into our prospectus that allows us to go to 100 percent cash for defensive purposes, we have written the documents to give us as much flexibility as possible to weather a potential liquidity storm because we have to be thoughtful about the risks.

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