prospectus-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a formal written offer to sell corporate stock

Commentary: PROSPECTUS[+document][+offer][+formal][+sell][+securities]
NOTE: is an explicit offer to sell as some price, with supporting information about the deal.

The small firm had to present a prospectus to investors as part of their IPO.
John thought that the prospectus's offer to sell at $15 a share was too high.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the summary of a program or venture, e.g., educational or business

Commentary: PROSPECTUS[+summary][+program][+educational][+catalog][+course] PROSPECTUS[+summary][+program][+business][+plan][+history]
NOTE: is a description or summary of a venture, either planned or historical.

John receives a quarterly prospectus from his mutual fund. (overview of quarterly performance)
Sally read over the prospectuses from three different medical schools.
The prospectus for the new playground doesn't comply with new safety standards.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2