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perusal

[puh-roo-zuh l] /pəˈru zəl/
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
1590-1600; peruse + -al2
Related forms
preperusal, adjective
reperusal, noun
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Word Origin and History for preperusal
perusal
c.1600, from peruse.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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