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1       adj   You use prospective to describe someone who wants to be the thing mentioned or who is likely to be the thing mentioned.  
ADJ n   (=would-be)  
The story should act as a warning to other prospective buyers..., When his prospective employers learned that he smoked, they said they wouldn't hire him.     
2       adj   You use prospective to describe something that is likely to happen soon.  
ADJ n  
...the terms of the prospective deal.     
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about to be, anticipated, approaching, awaited, coming, destined, eventual, expected, forthcoming, future, hoped-for, imminent, intended, likely, looked-for, on the cards, possible, potential, soon-to-be, -to-be, to come, upcoming  

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