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n. pl. con·spec·tus·es
1. A general survey of a subject.
2. A synopsis.

[Latin, from past participle of cōnspicere, to observe; see conspicuous.]


1. an overall view; survey
2. a summary; résumé
[C19: from Latin: a viewing, from conspicere to observe, from specere to look]


(kənˈspɛk təs)

n., pl. -tus•es.
1. a general or comprehensive view; survey.
2. a digest; summary; résumé.
[1830–40; < Latin: survey, act of seeing <conspec-, variant s. of conspicere to see]


a summary, outline, or general view of a situation.
See also: Representation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conspectus - an overall summary
summary, sum-up - a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions"


[kənˈspektəs] Nvista f general
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