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résumé

[rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey] /ˈrɛz ʊˌmeɪ, ˌrɛz ʊˈmeɪ/
noun
1.
a summing up; summary.
2.
a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
Also, resume, resumé.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < French, noun use of past participle of résumer to resume, sum up
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Examples for résumé
  • The uranium pellets, now in close proximity, could begin exchanging neutrons and resume their heat-producing nuclear reactions.
  • Yes, a curriculum vitae or resumé is required with your pre-application.
  • Go home, update you resumé and start looking for a different line of work.
  • The résumé looks much better with the addition of bullet points and the inclusion of relevant employment experience.
  • It would also know what you've been listening to and resume playing it when you get in the car.
  • Perhaps no proposal, though, is more controversial than one to resume the ivory trade.
  • The archaeologists will resume their work next summer.
  • It was an hour before the submarine was able to resume the chase.
  • After searching for hours, the pair decided to resume the next day.
  • Tracking exercises have shown that the sharks simply resume their normal cruising routes once they leave the boats.
British Dictionary definitions for résumé

résumé

/ˈrɛzjʊˌmeɪ/
noun
1.
a short descriptive summary, as of events
2.
(US & Canadian) another name for curriculum vitae
Word Origin
C19: from French, from résumer to resume

resume

/rɪˈzjuːm/
verb
1.
to begin again or go on with (something adjourned or interrupted)
2.
(transitive) to occupy again, take back, or recover to resume one's seat, to resume possession
3.
(transitive) to assume (a title, office, etc) again to resume the presidency
4.
(archaic) to summarize; make a résumé of
Derived Forms
resumable, adjective
resumer, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin resūmere to take up again, from re- + sūmere to take up
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Word Origin and History for résumé

resume

v.

early 15c., "to regain, take back;" mid-15c., "recommence, continue, begin again after interruption," from Middle French resumer (14c.) and directly from Latin resumere "take again, take up again, assume again," from re- "again" (see re-) + sumere "take up" (cf. assume). Meaning "begin again" is mid-15c. Intransitive sense "proceed after interruption" is from 1802. Related: Resumed; resuming.

n.

also résumé, 1804, "a summary," from French résumé, noun use of past participle of Middle French resumer "to sum up," from Latin resumere (see resume (v.)). Meaning "biographical summary of a person's career" is 1940s.

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