Dictionary.com

conspectus

[ kuhn-spek-tuhs ]
/ kənˈspɛk təs /
Save This Word!

noun, plural con·spec·tus·es.
a general or comprehensive view; survey.
a digest; summary; résumé.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use conspectus in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK