perusal

noun
pe·​rus·​al | \ pə-ˈrü-zəl How to pronounce perusal (audio) \
plural perusals

Definition of perusal

: the act or an instance of perusing something : a reading or examining of something a report that deserves careful perusal She gave the list a quick perusal. He had returned for less than a minute to his perusal of outdated magazines when Joan came back.— John Updike

First Known Use of perusal

circa 1589, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of perusal was circa 1589

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“Perusal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perusal. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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perusal

noun
pe·​rus·​al | \ pə-ˈrü-zəl \

Kids Definition of perusal

: the act of reading or reading through carefully

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