from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A formal summary of a proposed venture or project.
- n. A document describing the chief features of something, such as a business, an educational program, or especially a stock offering or mutual fund, for prospective buyers, investors, or participants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A document, distributed to prospective members, investors, buyers, or participants, which describes an institution (such as a university), a publication, or a business and what it has to offer.
- n. A document which describes a proposed endeavor (venture, undertaking), such as a literary work (which one proposes to write).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A summary, plan, or scheme of something proposed, affording a prospect of its nature; especially, an exposition of the scheme of an unpublished literary work.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A printed sketch or plan issued for the purpose of making known the chief features of some proposed enterprise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a catalog listing the courses offered by a college or university
- n. a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise
Average time from receipt to acceptance of a prospectus is about 21 days while the S.E.C. averages 76.
A prospectus is kind of like a mongo personal statement/teaching philosophy/research statement/where do I see myself in ten years sort of thing, all in 10 pages or less.
Since I had a rather lengthy pre-tenure sabbatical, one of the things I have to discuss in my prospectus is how I spent this sabbatical time and how it helped my research.
Another issue highlighted by the prospectus was the bank's heavy reliance on short-term funding.
Buried toward the end of the prospectus is a warning by Bankia that U.K. insurer Aviva PLC is taking it to a Madrid arbitrage court over a €944 million claim by the insurer following a dispute over a joint venture to sell insurance through bank branches.
A prospectus is a legally binding contract between the fund itself and the fundholder.
Making a prospectus is a process of creating a balanced piece within a small limited format while evoking that of the original work it seeks to describe.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has been working to streamline a mutual fund's basic offering document, known as a prospectus, which includes much information investors need.
Please submit a short 1,500-word prospectus of your proposed topic to email@example.com by August 28, 2006, with the subject heading “ALC Submission.”
A prospectus is a booklet that will identify and discuss everything from the fund's objectives and its past performance to a description of the fund manager and the fees associated with the fund.