- a broad, overall view or perspective of an issue or problem.
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Examples from the Web for big picture
Big-Picture Takeaway: More than 50 million people have watched these past 13 GOP presidential debates.Romney Embraces Center-Right Record as Gingrich Firms Up Conservative Cred
December 16, 2011
At the root of many individual Sino-U.S. disagreements such as Burma is a big-picture disconnect in perceptions.Taming the Dragon
October 12, 2011