résumé

[ rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey ]
/ ˈrɛz ʊˌmeɪ, ˌrɛz ʊˈmeɪ /

noun

a summing up; summary.
a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.

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Also resume, re·su·mé.

Origin of résumé

1795–1805; < French, noun use of past participle of résumer to sum up
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British Dictionary definitions for résumé (1 of 2)

résumé
/ (ˈrɛzjʊˌmeɪ) /

noun

a short descriptive summary, as of events
US and Canadian another name for curriculum vitae

Word Origin for résumé

C19: from French, from résumer to resume

British Dictionary definitions for résumé (2 of 2)

resume
/ (rɪˈzjuːm) /

verb

to begin again or go on with (something adjourned or interrupted)
(tr) to occupy again, take back, or recoverto resume one's seat; to resume possession
(tr) to assume (a title, office, etc) againto resume the presidency
archaic to summarize; make a résumé of

Derived forms of resume

resumable, adjectiveresumer, noun

Word Origin for resume

C15: from Latin resūmere to take up again, from re- + sūmere to take up
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