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.
Origin of aperçu
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Related Words for apercusaudit, sketch, analysis, synopsis, examination, critique, abstract, digest, outline, blueprint, picture, account, copy, likeness, description, chart, vignette, summary, depiction, version
Examples from the Web for apercus
Historical Examples of apercus
These apercus of Heyne did not prevent Tieck's independent thinking; they never fettered him.Tieck's Essay on the Boydell Shakspere Gallery
George Henry Danton
an outline; summary
Word Origin for aperçu
from apercevoir to perceive
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