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Dictionary Definition

overview n : a general summary of a subject; "the treasurer gave a brief overview of the financial consequences"

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over + view


  1. A brief summary, as of a book or a presentation.


brief summary, as of a book or a presentation


  1. To engage in an overview; to provide a brief summary.
    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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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridgment, abstract, brief, capsule, compend, condensation, condensed version, conspectus, contemplation, digest, draft, epitome, examination, eyeball inspection, head, inspection, ocular inspection, outline, pandect, precis, review, rubric, scrutiny, shortened version, skeleton, sketch, survey, syllabus, synopsis, the eye, thumbnail sketch, topical outline, vetting, visual examination
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