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In this sentence from a UN document:
The prospect of direct and personal access to the discovery and enjoyment of the planet’s resources constitutes a right equally open to all the world’s inhabitants
I wonder what prospect means here. Neither possibility nor view fits well here, supposedly.
asked Jan 26, 2015 at 0:00
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I would go with prospect sense 5a:
5a) something hoped for or expected; anticipated outcome
The hope/expectation of direct and personal access to the discovery and enjoyment of the planet’s resources constitutes a right equally open to all the world’s inhabitants.
So it is saying the world's inhabitants have the hope or expectation of discovering and enjoying the planet’s resources.
As such, we have no idea or guarantee if this is what will actually happen.
answered Jan 26, 2015 at 1:34
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