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aperçu

[a-per-sy] /a pɛrˈsü/
noun, plural aperçus
[a-per-sy] /a pɛrˈsü/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a hasty glance; a glimpse.
2.
an immediate estimate or judgment; understanding; insight.
3.
an outline or summary.
Origin
literally, perceived
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British Dictionary definitions for aperçu

aperçu

/apɛrsy/
noun
1.
an outline; summary
2.
an insight
Word Origin
from apercevoir to perceive
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Word Origin and History for aperçu
apercu
"quick impression, sketch, brief survey," 1820s, from Fr. aperçu, noun use of pp. of apercevoir "to perceive" (11c.), from Gallo-Romance *adpercipere, from L. ad "to" + percipere "to perceive" (see perceive).
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