[ kuhn-spek-tuhs ]
/ kənˈspɛk təs /

noun, plural con·spec·tus·es.

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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for conspectus

/ (kənˈspɛktəs) /


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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