Definition of prospectus in English:
noun (plural prospectuses)
A printed document that advertises or describes a school, commercial enterprise, forthcoming book, etc., in order to attract or inform clients, members, buyers, or investors.
- 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.
mid 18th century: from Latin, literally 'view, prospect', from the verb prospicere, from pro- 'forward' + specere 'to look'.