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résumé

[rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey] /ˈrɛz ʊˌmeɪ, ˌrɛz ʊˈmeɪ/
noun
1.
a summing up; summary.
2.
a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
Also, resume, resumé.
Origin of résumé
1795-1805
1795-1805; < French, noun use of past participle of résumer to sum up
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résumé

/ˈrɛzjʊˌmeɪ/
noun
1.
a short descriptive summary, as of events
2.
(US & Canadian) another name for curriculum vitae
Word Origin
C19: from French, from résumer to resume

resume

/rɪˈzjuːm/
verb
1.
to begin again or go on with (something adjourned or interrupted)
2.
(transitive) to occupy again, take back, or recover: to resume one's seat, to resume possession
3.
(transitive) to assume (a title, office, etc) again: to resume the presidency
4.
(archaic) to summarize; make a résumé of
Derived Forms
resumable, adjective
resumer, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin resūmere to take up again, from re- + sūmere to take up
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resume

v.

early 15c., "to regain, take back;" mid-15c., "recommence, continue, begin again after interruption," from Middle French resumer (14c.) and directly from Latin resumere "take again, take up again, assume again," from re- "again" (see re-) + sumere "take up" (cf. assume). Meaning "begin again" is mid-15c. Intransitive sense "proceed after interruption" is from 1802. Related: Resumed; resuming.

n.

also résumé, 1804, "a summary," from French résumé, noun use of past participle of Middle French resumer "to sum up," from Latin resumere (see resume (v.)). Meaning "biographical summary of a person's career" is 1940s.

resume

n.

also résumé, 1804, "a summary," from French résumé, noun use of past participle of Middle French resumer "to sum up," from Latin resumere (see resume (v.)). Meaning "biographical summary of a person's career" is 1940s.

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