Word of the DayMonday, April 16, 2012
\a-per-SY\ , noun;
A hasty glance; a glimpse.
An immediate estimate or judgment; understanding; insight.
An outline or summary.
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
Aperçu literally means "perceived" in French. It entered English in the 1820s.
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