Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A discerning perception; an insight.
  • noun A short outline or summary; a synopsis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A first view; a hasty glance; a rapid survey.
  • noun A summary exposition; a brief outline; a sketch.
  • noun A detached view; an isolated perception of or insight into a subject, as into a system of philosophy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A first view or glance, or the perception or estimation so obtained; an immediate apprehension or insight, appreciative rather than analytic.
  • noun Hence, a brief or detached view; conspectus; sketch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A clever insight.
  • noun A summary or outline; words that summarize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a short synopsis

Etymologies

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

[French, from past participle of apercevoir, to perceive : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + percevoir, to perceive (from Old French perceivre; see perceive).]

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Borrowing from French aperçu.

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