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Monday, April 16, 2012

Definitions for aperçu

  1. A hasty glance; a glimpse.
  2. An immediate estimate or judgment; understanding; insight.
  3. An outline or summary.

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Citations for aperçu
Dr. Lornier, if you would be kind enough to give us a summary of your accomplishments and an aperçu of your plans for the next two months. Mona Risk, To Love a Hero
He was going to lecture that afternoon on Prosperity and, since I was unable to go to the lecture, he was good enough to give me an aperçu of the situation. Ford Madox Ford, It Was the Nightingale
Origin of aperçu
Aperçu literally means "perceived" in French. It entered English in the 1820s.