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prospect

Translation of prospect in Spanish:

noun/nombre

/ˈprɑːspekt; ˈprɒspekt/
  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (possibility) posibilidad (feminine) is there any prospect that you'll finish this afternoon? ¿hay alguna posibilidad de que termines esta tarde? prospect of sth posibilidades (feminine plural)de algo there is little prospect of promotion hay pocas posibilidades de ascenso there isn't much prospect of my getting the job no tengo or no hay muchas posibilidades de que me den el trabajo
    Example sentences
    • Other workers will view the prospect with horror.
    • Of course there are moments where you are lulled temporarily into a false sensation of hope at the prospect of viewing a quality film.
    • Such is the scepticism with which many view the prospect.
    1.2 countable/numerable (situation envisaged) perspectiva (feminine), panorama (masculine) it isn't an encouraging prospect no es una perspectiva alentadora or un panorama alentador the prospect of having to start again la perspectiva de tener que volver a empezar
    Example sentences
    • It was, though, only when our tutor allowed himself a little self-satisfied smile at the prospect of the future triumph of behaviourism that he felt sufficiently moved to speak.
    • But the reality is that women face a multitude of problems when deciding if and when to have a family, despite the prospect of a childless future glaring at them from newspaper headlines.
    • It dreads the prospect of a future where more and more wagering ends up with non-fee paying operators ‘leeching’ off racing.
    1.3
    (prospects plural)
    (chances) perspectivas (feminine plural) employment/promotion prospects perspectivas de empleo/de ascenso a young executive with prospects un joven ejecutivo con perspectivas de futuro or con porvenir what are the prospects of it being finished on time? ¿qué perspectivas hay de que se acabe a tiempo?
    Example sentences
    • By aligning the owners' aspirations with those of their emerging management team, the prospects of future success are greatly increased.
    • The finality of death of a young man with glowing prospects for success is a shattering blow indeed.
    • In many cases, an alternative to a representational model will offer the best prospects for success.
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (person) he's a good prospect for the first race tiene muchas probabilidades de ganar la primera carrera he's not a promising prospect as a writer como escritor no es muy prometedor or no promete mucho 2.2 (potential customer) posible cliente, (masculine, feminine), candidato, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Around the time, many small business prospects, customers and clients will dwell on cost.
    • The idea would be that a company links to its customers and potential prospects.
    • The two largest potential groups of likely prospects for the certificate program include law enforcement officers and nurses.
  • 3 (view) [formal] panorama (masculine), vista (feminine), perspectiva (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The other two views take in turn prospects from the east and the west which are altogether more familiar to us.
    • In La Puce, the topographical prospects, or views, include the female body as well as the city.
    • Certain vantages are more than the means of visual control and possession of the land viewed; they themselves become desirable for their commanding prospects.
  • 4 [Mining][ lugar donde se espera encontrar algún mineral ]
    Example sentences
    • These days, there are fewer places to drill, and the best exploration prospects take more capital to tap.
    • It also has several exploration prospects near existing fields.
    • He said Government was doing the mapping exercise as a basic way of exploring minerals at various mining prospects.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

/ˈprɑːspekt; prəˈspekt/
  • to prospect for sth buscar* algo we're prospecting for gold estamos prospectando el terreno en busca de oro, estamos buscando oro

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/ˈprɑːspekt; prəˈspekt/

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In Mexican politics, a prospective party candidate for the presidency is called a tapado. Candidates traditionally emerge from within the party but their identity is not revealed until the candidate is officially declared: they remain tapados (hidden), thus arousing a great deal of speculation. Under the rule of the PRI - Partido Revolucionario Institucional, its candidate was virtually guaranteed to become president.