Meaning of prospectus

pro•spec•tus

Pronunciation: (pru-spek'tus), [key]
— pl. -tus•es.
  1. a document describing the major features of a proposed literary work, project, business venture, etc., in enough detail so that prospective investors, participants, or buyers may evaluate it: Don't buy the new stock offering until you read the prospectus carefully.
  2. a brochure or other document describing the major features, attractions, or services of a place, institution, or business to prospective patrons, clients, owners, or members.
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