[ puh-roo-zuh l ]
/ pəˈru zəl /


a reading: a perusal of the current books.
the act of perusing; survey; scrutiny: A more careful perusal yields this conclusion.

Origin of perusal

First recorded in 1590–1600; peruse + -al2

Related forms

pre·pe·rus·al, adjectivere·pe·rus·al, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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