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n. pl. a·per·çus (-sü′)
1. A discerning perception; an insight: "Her schmoozy but magisterial aperçus inspired widespread emulation among the young" (Roy Blount, Jr.).
2. A short outline or summary; a synopsis.

[French, from past participle of apercevoir, to perceive : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + percevoir, to perceive (from Old French perceivre; see perceive).]
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1. an outline; summary
2. an insight
[from apercevoir to perceive]
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(a pɛrˈsü)

n., pl. -çus (-ˈsü)
1. a hasty glance; glimpse.
2. an immediate estimate or understanding; insight.
3. an outline or summary.
[literally, perceived]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apercu - a short synopsis
precis, synopsis, abstract, outline - a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
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