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From Latin cōnspectus (survey).


conspectus (plural conspectuses)

  1. A detailed survey or overview of a subject.
    • 1911, Max Beerbohm, Zuleika Dobson:
      Already the whole of his past life had vividly presented itself to him—myriads of tiny incidents, long forgotten, now standing out sharply in their due sequence. He had mastered this conspectus in a flash of time, and was already tired of it.

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Perfect passive participle of cōnspiciō (perceive, observe).



cōnspectus (feminine cōnspecta, neuter cōnspectum); first/second-declension participle

  1. watched, looked at, having been watched
  2. caught sight of, noticed, having been caught sight of
  3. (by extension) visible
  4. (figurative) distinguished, noteworthy


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cōnspectus cōnspecta cōnspectum cōnspectī cōnspectae cōnspecta
Genitive cōnspectī cōnspectae cōnspectī cōnspectōrum cōnspectārum cōnspectōrum
Dative cōnspectō cōnspectō cōnspectīs
Accusative cōnspectum cōnspectam cōnspectum cōnspectōs cōnspectās cōnspecta
Ablative cōnspectō cōnspectā cōnspectō cōnspectīs
Vocative cōnspecte cōnspecta cōnspectum cōnspectī cōnspectae cōnspecta


  • Galician: Cospeito (place name)


cōnspectus m (genitive cōnspectūs); fourth declension

  1. A sight
  2. The ability to see; power of sight
  3. presence, proximity
  4. (figurative) survey, consideration


Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cōnspectus cōnspectūs
Genitive cōnspectūs cōnspectuum
Dative cōnspectuī cōnspectibus
Accusative cōnspectum cōnspectūs
Ablative cōnspectū cōnspectibus
Vocative cōnspectus cōnspectūs



  • conspectus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • conspectus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to go out of sight, disappear: abire ex oculis, e conspectu alicuius
    • to come in sight: venire in conspectum alicuius
    • to show oneself to some one: se in conspectum dare alicui
    • to keep out of a person's sight: fugere alicuius conspectum, aspectum
    • before every one, in the sight of the world: in conspectu omnium or omnibus inspectantibus
    • to take in everything at a glance: omnia uno aspectu, conspectu intueri
    • to give a general idea of a thing: in uno conspectu ponere aliquid
    • to make a short survey of a thing: in brevi conspectu ponere aliquid
    • to have a general idea of a thing: uno conspectu videre aliquid
  • conspectus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016