over- + view
overview (plural overviews)
- A brief summary, as of a book or a presentation.
brief summary, as of a book or a presentation
overview (third-person singular simple present overviews, present participle overviewing, simple past and past participle overviewed)
- To engage in an overview; to provide a brief summary.
- 1976, Elizabeth A. Freidheim, Sociological Theory in Research Practice , ISBN 0870730150, page 313:
- Gouldner, on the other hand, overviewed all of sociology as it exists in the Western world today, using Talcott Parsons as a "representative" example of its dominant mode of thought.