Definition of prospectus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prəˈspektəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prəˈspektəs//
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  1. 1a book or printed document that gives information about a school, college, etc. in order to advertise it Wordfinderadvertise, cold-calling, leaflet, mailing, mailshot, marketing, poster, product placement, prospectus, publicize
  2. 2(business) a document that gives information about a company’s shares before they are offered for sale
  3. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from Latin, literally ‘view, prospect’, from the verb prospicere, from pro- ‘forward’ + specere ‘to look’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prospectus