aperçu

aperçu

[a-per-sy]
noun, plural aperçus [a-per-sy] . 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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aperçu (apɛrsy)
 
n
1.  an outline; summary
2.  an insight
 
[from apercevoir to perceive]

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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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