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Revision as of 12:42, 5 April 2019

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prospect = pro + spect

pro-: forward

spect: derived from Latin "specere", meaning "look"

So prospect means:

Take a look forward to something.

  1. If take a look forward to something that will happen, this means "future of something".
  2. If take a look forward to mineral resources, this means "look for mineral resources in the ground or under the sea".

Evolution of usage
Can you take a look forward to the future of AI(artificial intelligence)?

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Can you prospect the future of AI(artificial intelligence)?

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