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overview

[oh-ver-vyoo] /ˈoʊ vərˌvyu/
noun
1.
a general outline of a subject or situation; survey or summary.
Origin of overview
1540-1550
1540-50; over- + view
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  • The overview is labelled "Wide fertile Valley with but little Timber."

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overview

/ˈəʊvəˌvjuː/
noun
1.
a general survey
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Word Origin and History for overview
n.

"survey, summary," 1934, American English, from over- + view (n.). In 17c. it meant "inspection, supervision," but this became obsolete.

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