- a general or comprehensive view; survey.
- a digest; summary; résumé.
Origin of conspectus
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Related Words for conspectusrundown, outline, overview, abstract, synopsis, summation, review, digest, resume
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Historical Examples of conspectus
None of this causation is brought into Schumpeter's conspectus picture.The Value of Money
Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
See pp. 192-200 for a conspectus of these complex recollections.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death
Frederick W. H. Myers
He had mastered this conspectus in a flash of time, and was already tired of it.Zuleika Dobson
Indeed, the writer once thought of appending a kind of conspectus or "summing up."The Philosophy of Natural Theology
The audile phenomena were so frequent and so various, that a conspectus of them is given in an appendix.
- an overall view; survey
- a summary; résumé
Word Origin for conspectus
1836, from Latin conspectus "a looking at, sight, view; range or power of vision," from past participle of conspicere "to look at" (see conspicuous).