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apercu


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apercu  \A`per`[,c]u"\  ([.a]`p[^a]r`s[.u]"),  n.;  pl  {Aper[,c]us} 
  (-s[.u]").  [F.,  prop.  p.  p.  of  apercevoir  to  perceive.] 
  1.  A  first  view  or  glance,  or  the  perception  or  estimation  so 
  obtained;  an  immediate  apprehension  or  insight, 
  appreciative  rather  than  analytic. 
 
  The  main  object  being  to  develop  the  several 
  aper[,c]us  or  insights  which  furnish  the  method  of 
  such  psychology.  --W.  T. 
  Harris. 
 
  A  series  of  partial  and  more  or  less  disparate 
  aper[,c]us  or  outlooks;  each  for  itself  a  center  of 
  experience.  --James  Ward. 
 
  2.  Hence  a  brief  or  detached  view;  conspectus;  sketch. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apercu 
  n  :  a  short  synopsis 




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