overview

noun over·view \ ˈō-vər-ˌvyü \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of overview

:a general survey :summary

Examples of overview in a Sentence

  1. I was asked to give an overview of the company's sales figures.

  2. This book provides a broad overview of American history.

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First Known Use of overview

1588


OVERVIEW Defined for English Language Learners

overview

noun

Definition of overview for English Language Learners

  • : a general explanation or description of something


OVERVIEW Defined for Kids

overview

noun over·view \ ˈō-vər-ˌvyü \

Definition of overview for Students

:a short explanation or description :summary
  • an overview of American history


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