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conspectus

[ kuhn-spek-tuhs ]
/ kənˈspɛk təs /
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noun, plural con·spec·tus·es.

a general or comprehensive view; survey.
a digest; summary; résumé.

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Origin of conspectus

1830–40; <Latin: survey, view, act of seeing, equivalent to conspec-, variant stem of conspicere to see, catch sight of (con-con- + -spicere, combining form of specere to look) + -tus suffix of v. action
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British Dictionary definitions for conspectus

conspectus
/ (kənˈspɛktəs) /

noun

an overall view; survey
a summary; résumé

Word Origin for conspectus

C19: from Latin: a viewing, from conspicere to observe, from specere to look
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