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prospective
used in Freakonomics

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Definition
concerned with or related to the future
  • There are plenty of reasons someone might not post a photo—he's technically challenged or is ashamed of being spotted by friends or is just plain unattractive—but as in the case of a brand-new car with a For Sale sign, prospective customers will assume he's got something seriously wrong under the hood.
    p. 80.4
  • A caution to prospective parents who are shopping for a "smart" name: remember that such a name won't make your child smart; it will, however, give her the same name as other smart kids—at least for a while.
    p. 199.5

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