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prospect

noun [C/U]  /ˈprɑs·pekt/ us  

prospect noun [C/U] (POSSIBILITY)

the possibility or likelihood that something will happen: [C] Losing the elections is a prospect that still appears unlikely. [U] She smiled at the prospect of seeing him again. [pl] Prospects (= Chances for success) in the computer industry are excellent.

prospect

verb [I]  /ˈprɑs·pekt/ us  

prospect verb [I] (SEARCH)

to search for gold, oil, or other valuable substances on or under the surface of the earth
prospector
noun [C]  /ˈprɑsˌpek·tər/ us  
a prospector searching for gold
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