conspectus

noun
con·​spec·​tus | \ kən-ˈspek-təs How to pronounce conspectus (audio) \

Definition of conspectus

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

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Examples of conspectus in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of conspectus

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for conspectus

Latin, sight, view, from conspicere

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The first known use of conspectus was in 1825

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“Conspectus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspectus. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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