|a.||1.||Of or pertaining to a prospect; furnishing a prospect; perspective.|
|2.||Looking forward in time; acting with foresight; - opposed to |
|3.||Being within view or consideration, as a future event or contingency; relating to the future: expected; |
|n.||1.||The scene before or around, in time or in space; view; prospect.|
|2.||A perspective glass.|
|Adj.||1.||prospective - concerned with or related to the future; "prospective earnings"; "a prospective mother"; "the statute is solely prospective in operation"|
retrospective - concerned with or related to the past; "retrospective self-justification"
|2.||prospective - anticipated for the near future; "the prospective students"; "his prospective bride"|