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Prospectus

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prospectus = pro + spect + us

pro-: forward

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

-us: used to form taxonomic names

So prospectus means:

Something used to look forward.

It always indicates "a document produced by a company, college, or school, which gives details about it".

Evolution of usage
This is something used to look forward to our school.

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This is our school's prospectus.

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