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Prospective literally means "under observation". It can also refer to an event that is likely or expected to happen in the future. For example, a prospective student is someone who is considering attending a school. A prospective cohort study is a type of study, e.g., in sociology or medicine, that follows participants for a particular future time period.
It may also refer to the following:
- Prospective aspect, a grammatical aspect
- Prospective Dolly (born 1987), Thoroughbred racehorse
- Prospective memory, remembering to perform an intended action
- Prospective parliamentary candidate, a term used in British politics
- Prospective Piloted Transport System, a project to develop a new-generation manned spacecraft
- Prospective search, a method of searching on the Internet
- Prospective short circuit current, the highest electric current which can exist in a particular electrical system under short circuit conditions
- Prospective payment system, a payment model used in health care to control costs
- Retrospective generally means to study events that already have taken place.
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