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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 apercu

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 apercu
n.

"quick impression, sketch, brief survey," 1820s, from French aperçu (18c. in this sense), noun use of past participle of apercevoir "to perceive" (11c.), from Gallo-Romance *adpercipere, from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + percipere "to perceive" (see perceive).

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