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PROSPECT'IVE, adjective Looking forward in time; regarding the future; opposed to retrospective.

The supporting of Bible societies is one of the points on which the promises, at the time of ordination, had no prospective bearing.

1. Acting with foresight.

The French king and king of Sweden, are circumspect, industrious and prospective in this affair.

2. Pertaining to a prospect; viewing at a distance.

3. Furnishing an extensive prospect.