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over- +‎ view


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊ.vəˌvjuː/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈoʊ.vɚˌvjuː/


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overview (plural overviews)

  1. A brief summary, as of a book or a presentation.
    • 2020 August 12, Paul Bigland, “High Speed 2 is starting to accelerate”, in Rail, page 56:
      With that in mind, here is an attempt to provide an overview of what's happening where, as well as a recap on some of the major announcements that have taken place in the past few months.
  2. (obsolete) An inspection.

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overview (third-person singular simple present overviews, present participle overviewing, simple past and past participle overviewed)

  1. (transitive) To engage in an overview; to provide a brief summary.
    • 1976, Elizabeth A. Freidheim, Sociological Theory in Research Practice[1], →ISBN, 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.