Expected, potential or likely to be. "The prospective students visited the university they were hoping to attend." "We got some details on the prospective deal proposed by our competitors."

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  • Greta had met her prospective date online, and she was eager to see if their screen chemistry would translate into a real world relationship.

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  • The interview at the prospective place of employment, a prestigious law firm, was very difficult and she hopes she did well.

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  • The group is tense and pensive, waiting for a prospective merger with a large firm, as the merger is not final yet.

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