overview - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈəʊvə(r)ˌvjuː/
singularoverview
pluraloverviews
  1. 1
    a description of the main features of something
    overview of:

    The book gives an overview of the period of French rule.

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  2. 2
    knowledge of the main features of something

    We needed someone with a good overview of the Scottish legal system.