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aperçu

[ a-per-sy ]
/ a pɛrˈsü /
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noun, plural a·per·çus [a-per-sy]. /a pɛrˈsü/. French.

a hasty glance; a glimpse.
an immediate estimate or judgment; understanding; insight.
an outline or summary.

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Origin of aperçu

Literally, “perceived”
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Example sentences from the Web for aperçu

  • But his presence was signaled only by the sound of his paddle slicing through the water and his occasional dry apercu.

    My Night on the Border|Bryan Curtis|May 25, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for aperçu

aperçu
/ French (apɛrsy) /

noun

an outline; summary
an insight

Word Origin for aperçu

from apercevoir to perceive
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