overview
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈəʊvə(ɹ)ˌvjuː/
Noun

overview (plural overviews)

  1. A brief summary, as of a book or a presentation.
  2. An inspection.
    • circa 1594 William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, Act IV, Scene 3,
      Are we betray’d thus to thy over-view?
Translations Verb

overview (overviews, present participle overviewing; past and past participle overviewed)

  1. To engage in an overview; to provide a brief summary.
    • 1976, Elizabeth A. Freidheim, Sociological Theory in Research Practice , ISBN 0870730150, page 313:
      Gouldner, on the other hand, overviewed all of sociology as it exists in the Western world today, using Talcott Parsons as a "representative" example of its dominant mode of thought.



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