conspectus

conspectus

[kuhn-spek-tuhs]
noun, plural conspectuses.
1.
a general or comprehensive view; survey.
2.
a digest; summary; résumé.

Origin:
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


2. compendium, brief, abstract, epitome.
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conspectus (kənˈspɛktəs)
 
n
1.  an overall view; survey
2.  a summary; résumé
 
[C19: from Latin: a viewing, from conspicere to observe, from specere to look]

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conspectus
1836, from L. conspectus "a looking at," from conspicere (see conspicuous).
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