- a general outline of a subject or situation; survey or summary.
Origin of overview
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Examples from the Web for overview
He said to Gore, ‘Do you think any president ever acted in good faith, in the overview?’Gore Vidal Eulogized as Great American Wit, Cynic, Idealist
August 24, 2012
In an interview with The Browser, she gives an overview of the most important books about the Great Depression.Even Obama's Economist Loves Milton Friedman
March 2, 2012
He was right, in the Overview, to leave himself plenty of wiggle room rather than committing to his own stated deadline.
The Overview is a summary of a longer classified document (unavailable until WikiLeaks or the Washington Post releases it).
Perhaps these are fair criticisms, but I would like to come at the Overview a different way.
The overview is labelled "Wide fertile Valley with but little Timber."Huntley
Tony P. Wrenn
- a general survey
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Word Origin and History for overview
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