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prospectiveadjective [not gradable]

 us   /prəˈspek·tɪv/
possible: There were offers from several prospective buyers.
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"prospective" in British English

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prospectiveadjective

uk   /prəˈspek.tɪv/  us   /prəˈspek.tɪv/
prospective buyers, employers, parents, etc.

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C1 people who are expected to buy something, employ someone, become parents, etc.: We've had three sets of prospective buyers looking at the house.
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"prospective" in Business English

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prospectiveadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /prəˈspektɪv/
a prospective customer/buyer/candidate, etc.
someone who might become a customer, buyer, etc.: What is the best way of contacting prospective customers? One plant has been sold and seven have prospective buyers. The careers fair gives students a chance to meet prospective employers.
prospective earnings/cost/yield, etc.
the amount that something is expected to earn, cost, produce, etc.: The study puts the prospective cost of annual repairs and renewals at $10 million. The shares are trading at 15 times forecast earnings with an attractive prospective yield of 5.2%.
(Definition of prospective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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