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perusal

[puh-roo-zuh l]
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noun
  1. a reading: a perusal of the current books.
  2. the act of perusing; survey; scrutiny: A more careful perusal yields this conclusion.
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Origin of perusal

First recorded in 1590–1600; peruse + -al2
Related formspre·pe·rus·al, adjectivere·pe·rus·al, noun
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Word Origin and History for perusal

n.

c.1600, from peruse + -al (2).

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