Prospective vs Candidate - What's the difference?

prospective | candidate |


As nouns the difference between prospective and candidate

is that prospective is (obsolete) the scene before or around, in time or in space; view; prospect while candidate is a person who is running in an election or who is applying to a position for a job.

As an adjective prospective

is likely or expected to happen or become.

prospective

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Likely or expected to happen or become.
  • Prospective students are those who have already applied to the university, but have yet to be admitted.
  • Anticipated in the near or far future.
  • Of or relating to a prospect; furnishing a prospect.
  • * Milton
  • Time's long and dark prospective glass.
  • Looking forward in time; acting with foresight.
  • * Sir J. Child
  • The French king and king of Sweden are circumspect, industrious, and prospective , too, in this affair.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) The scene before or around, in time or in space; view; prospect.
  • (obsolete) A perspective glass.
  • (Chaucer)
    (Beaumont and Fletcher)
  • (informal, often plural) A (potential) member, student, employee, date, partner, etc.
  • Would you like to show the prospective around?
    I'm meeting the prospectives at 3.
  • * 2006 , Verve: The Spirit of Today's Woman , volume 14, issues 4-6, page 114:
  • At the moment, meeting interesting, 'could be, maybe not' prospectives around the globe keeps her entertained.

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    candidate

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who is running in an election or who is applying to a position for a job.
  • A participant in an examination.
  • Something or somebody maybe suitable for or in danger of something or somebody.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author=Kevin Heng
  • , title= Why Does Nature Form Exoplanets Easily? , volume=101, issue=3, page=184, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In the past two years, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has located nearly 3,000 exoplanet candidates ranging from sub-Earth-sized minions to gas giants that dwarf our own Jupiter.}}
  • Synonym for candidate gene.
  • Derived terms

    * candidacy * Manchurian candidate

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