[ 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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How to use aperçu in a sentence
But his presence was signaled only by the sound of his paddle slicing through the water and his occasional dry apercu.
British Dictionary definitions for aperçu
/ French (apɛrsy) /
an outline; summary
Word Origin for aperçu
from apercevoir to perceive
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