Sunday, February 04, 2007
Definitions for conspectus
- A general sketch or survey of a subject.
- A synopsis; an outline.
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Citations for conspectus
Eagerly the Austen family went at their productions, choosing plays that represented, as Gay says, a conspectus of late 18th-century fashionable comic theatre.
The extent and intensity of this vast conflict amounting to undeclared civil war is such that it is difficult for any observer to form a conspectus or assess all its implications.
Origin of conspectus
Conspectus comes from the Latin, from the past participle of conspicere, "to catch sight of, to perceive," from com-, intensive prefix + specere, "to look at."