conspectus

noun

con·​spec·​tus kən-ˈspek-təs How to pronounce conspectus (audio)
1
: a usually brief survey or summary (as of an extensive subject) often providing an overall view
2

Example Sentences

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

Word History

Etymology

Latin, sight, view, from conspicere

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of conspectus was in 1825

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Cite this Entry

“Conspectus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspectus. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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