- a reading: a perusal of the current books.
- the act of perusing; survey; scrutiny: A more careful perusal yields this conclusion.
Origin of perusal
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Examples from the Web for perusal
But a perusal of the code shows employees ignored protections already in place.Murdoch's Judgment Day
July 20, 2011
I will send you these letters for your perusal in a few days.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Yet we confess that the perusal of these volumes has disappointed us.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Shall I give you something I have written and put by for your perusal, or shall I hold my hand?'Little Dorrit
He must have been thinking of that perusal ever since he had been in prison.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
I have enclosed you a piece of rhyming ware for your perusal.The Letters of Robert Burns
Word Origin and History for perusal
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper