overview

noun

over·​view ˈō-vər-ˌvyü How to pronounce overview (audio)
: a general survey : summary

Examples of overview in a Sentence

I was asked to give an overview of the company's sales figures. This book provides a broad overview of American history.
Recent Examples on the Web Tap the square icon (top right) again to get back to the overview. David Nield, Popular Science, 16 May 2024 Plus, who the other farmers ended up choosing: The season recap showed a whole lot of Farmer Brandon Rogers and dater Grace Girard The episode began with a quick overview of the season. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 10 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for overview 

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Word History

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overview was in 1588

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“Overview.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overview. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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overview

noun
over·​view ˈō-vər-ˌvyü How to pronounce overview (audio)
: a general survey : summary
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