prospectus


prospectus
/preuh spek"teuhs/, n., pl. prospectuses.
1. a document describing the major features of a proposed literary work, project, business venture, etc., in enough detail so that prospective investors, participants, or buyers may evaluate it: Don't buy the new stock offering until you read the prospectus carefully.
2. a brochure or other document describing the major features, attractions, or services of a place, institution, or business to prospective patrons, clients, owners, or members.
[1770-80; < L prospectus outlook, view, equiv. to prospec-, s. of prospicere (pro- PRO-1 + -spicere, comb. form of specere to look) + -tus suffix of v. action]

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