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1. a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise
a prospectus should contain the facts that an investor needs to make an informed decision
2. a catalog listing the courses offered by a college or university
3. 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or scheme of something proposed, affording a prospect of its nature; especially, an exposition of the scheme of an unpublished literary work.