Etymology
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prospectus (n.)

"printed plan or sketch meant to make known the chief features of some proposed enterprise," 1765, from French prospectus (1723) and directly from Latin prospectus "a lookout, a view" (see prospect (n.)).

updated on December 16, 2020

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Definitions of prospectus from WordNet

prospectus (n.)
a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise;
a prospectus should contain the facts that an investor needs to make an informed decision
prospectus (n.)
a catalog listing the courses offered by a college or university;
Synonyms: course catalog / course catalogue
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.