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résumé

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

abstract, biography, digest, epitome, recapitulation, review, rundown, sum, summary, summation, synopsis, summing-up, CV, bio, vita

Nearby words

réjane, rémoulade, répondez s'il vous plaît, république malgache, répétiteur, résumé, réti, réunion, río azul, río balsas, río bravo
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 Formsresumable, adjectiveresumer, noun

Word Origin for resume

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