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prospective

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprospectivepro‧spec‧tive /prəˈspektɪv/ ●○○ AWL adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 1 prospective employee/candidate/buyer etc2 FUTURElikely to happen 🔊 the prospective costs of providing pensionsCOLLOCATIONSnounsa prospective employerSmart appearance is important to most prospective employers.a prospective employeeA good pension scheme is the benefit most prospective employees look for.a prospective buyer (also a prospective purchaser formal)He said that he had a prospective buyer for the boat.a prospective customer/clientWe are conducting market research among existing and prospective customers.a prospective candidateHe is the Tory Party's prospective candidate for Oxford East.a prospective student/pupilThe college will be holding an open day for prospective students.prospective parents (=people who may have a child in the future. Also used to mean people who may send their child to a particular school.)Adoption is more complicated than many prospective parents believe.Prospective parents are welcome to visit the school at any time.
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prospectiveOtherwise, the prospective aerial photographer must construct the carrier using alloy strip or channel.the prospective costs of the dealThey made their living hanging around police stations, paying policemen to alert them to prospective customers.Texaco has introduced a compulsory HIV testing program for all prospective employees.Writing a resume of your achievements that will make a prospective employer want to meet you requires practice.My mother keeps introducing me to men she considers to be prospective husbands.The pool of prospective jurors all knew something about Madonna, and many said they had her recordings.Prospective jurors waited in the hallway.This made a positive impression on those in a position to refer prospective patients.The argument that cheaper labour costs force manufacture abroad should not be acceptable to us as prospective purchasers.Pre-service preparation initiates the prospective teacher into the basics of professional activity.
From Longman Business Dictionaryprospectivepro‧spec‧tive /prəˈspektɪv/ adjective [only before a noun]1likely to do a particular thing or achieve a particular positionI’m meeting a prospective buyer for the house today.All prospective employees are required to undergo a medical examination.2likely to happenWhat are the prospective returns from an investment of $10,000 over five years?
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