conspectus

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noun con·spec·tus \kən-ˈspek-təs\

Definition of conspectus

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

  2. 2 :  outline, synopsis

Examples of conspectus in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of conspectus

Latin, sight, view, from conspicere


First Known Use: 1825



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