perusal

[puh-roo-zuhl]
noun
1.
a reading: a perusal of the current books.
2.
the act of perusing; survey; scrutiny: A more careful perusal yields this conclusion.

Origin:
1590–1600; peruse + -al2

preperusal, adjective
reperusal, noun
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peruse (pəˈruːz)
 
vb
1.  to read or examine with care; study
2.  to browse or read through in a leisurely way
 
[C15 (meaning: to use up): from per- (intensive) + use]
 
pe'rusal
 
n
 
pe'ruser
 
n

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perusal
c.1600, from peruse.
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Example sentences
This is a vastly entertaining story that abounds with characters; it is also a
  serious perusal of the ethics of anthropology.
Chester and I turned it over to several long-time members for a careful perusal.
The paper in question was proffered to the Judge, who retained it for perusal.
I'm listing here the most salient characteristics for your perusal.
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