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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A brief account of one's professional or work experience and qualifications, often submitted with an employment application.
  • n. A summary: a resumé of the facts of the case.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A summary of education and employment experience.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A summing up; a condensed statement; an abridgment or brief recapitulation.

Etymologies

French, from past participle of résumer, to summarize, from Old French resumer, to resume; see resume.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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