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conspectus

[kuh n-spek-tuh s] /kənˈspɛk təs/
noun, plural conspectuses.
1.
a general or comprehensive view; survey.
2.
a digest; summary; résumé.
Origin
1830-1840
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
Synonyms
2. compendium, brief, abstract, epitome.
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British Dictionary definitions for conspectus

conspectus

/kənˈspɛktəs/
noun
1.
an overall view; survey
2.
a summary; résumé
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: a viewing, from conspicere to observe, from specere to look
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Word Origin and History for conspectus
n.

1836, from Latin conspectus "a looking at, sight, view; range or power of vision," from past participle of conspicere "to look at" (see conspicuous).

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