Definition of prospection in English:

prospection

noun

  • 1The action of looking forward mentally; anticipation; consideration of the future; foresight, planning; an instance of this.

  • 2The action of prospecting (originally for mineral deposits, especially gold); an exploratory search, survey, etc.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin prospection-, prospectio foresight, consideration of the future (301) from classical Latin prōspect-, past participial stem of prōspicere to look forward + -iō.

Pronunciation

prospection

/prəˈspɛkʃn/