Definition of prospectus in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈspɛktəs/

noun (plural prospectuses)

A printed booklet advertising a school or university to potential parents or students or giving details of a share offer for the benefit of investors.
Example sentences
  • After finding a vacancy in your chosen subject area, read the university/college prospectus.
  • Northern Ireland was the first to scrap league tables, in 2001, instead requiring schools to publish their own annual results in prospectuses for parents to read.
  • Many university prospectuses talk about ‘access’ to courses by disabled students, but the encouragement needs to start earlier.
brochure, description, announcement, advertisement;
syllabus, curriculum, catalogue, programme, list, scheme, particulars, schedule, outline, synopsis;
pamphlet, literature


Mid 18th century: from Latin, literally 'view, prospect', from the verb prospicere, from pro- 'forward' + specere 'to look'.

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