over·​view | \ ˈō-vər-ˌvyü How to pronounce overview (audio) \

Definition of overview

: 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 If golden leaves, fewer insects and crowds, and a crispness in the air sounds like a pleasant time to you, continue ahead for a run-down of must-pack fall camping gear (and for the basics, don’t miss our general overview of camping equipment). Nicole Kliest, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Sep. 2021 For more information on Call Of Duty: Vanguard check out the video below or read my overview of the game here. Erik Kain, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 According to their Chrome web store overview, Sook is expanding to new towns every day and is currently available in over 125 cities in the U.S. and every providence in Canada. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 9 Sep. 2021 The stories effectively push the narrative forward as Thompson works through his wide-ranging historical overview. Zak Podmore, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Sep. 2021 The city's finance director, Sara Lenehan, gave a broad overview of the latest plans for the covid-19 aid to members of the board last week. Joseph Flaherty, Arkansas Online, 17 Aug. 2021 An early example of this popular interest in how China is run was Richard McGregor’s The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers, which gave an overview of the CCP’s widespread influence on Chinese society. Ian Johnson, The New York Review of Books, 15 June 2021 To make sure it's enabled, sign in to your myAT&T account overview. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, 5 June 2021 Morgan County Circuit Judge Charles Elliott gave an overview of the jury deliberations in an order issued April 6. Eric Fleischauer The Decatur Daily, al, 4 June 2021

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First Known Use of overview

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 27 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of overview

: a general explanation or description of something : summary


over·​view | \ ˈō-vər-ˌvyü How to pronounce overview (audio) \

Kids Definition of overview

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


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