Dictionary

conspectus

noun con·spec·tus \kən-ˈspek-təs\

Definition of CONSPECTUS

1
:  a usually brief survey or summary (as of an extensive subject) often providing an overall view

Examples of CONSPECTUS

  1. <a book that could serve as a conspectus of the work thus far on the development of artificial intelligence>

Origin of CONSPECTUS

Latin, from conspectus, from conspicere
First Known Use: 1825

Rhymes with CONSPECTUS

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: conspergentPrevious Word in the Dictionary: conspecificAll Words Near: conspectus
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears