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prospect

noun (POSSIBILITY)    /ˈprɒs.pekt/ US  /ˈprɑː.spekt/
B2 [C or U] the possibility that something good might happen in the future : Is there any prospect of the weather improving ? There seems little prospect of an end to the dispute . [+ that] There's not much prospect that this war will be over soon . There's every prospect of success .Possible and probablePotentialHoping and hopefulness prospects B2 [plural] the possibility of being successful , especially at work : She's hoping the course will improve her career prospects. Prospects of/for (= opportunities for) employment remain bleak for most people in the area .Opportunity Freedom to actSuccess and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailures C2 [S] the idea of something that will or might happen in the future : The prospect of spend ing three whole days with her fills me with horror . I'm very excited at the prospect of see ing her again. We face the prospect of having to start all over again.PotentialHoping and hopefulness [C] a person who might be chosen , for example as an employee : We'll be interviewing four more prospects for the posts this afternoon .Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
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