- a quick impression or insight
- a brief digest or survey
Origin of aperçuFrench from past participle of apercevoir, to perceive
- A discerning perception; an insight: “Her schmoozy but magisterial aperçus inspired widespread emulation among the young” ( Roy Blount, Jr. )
- A short outline or summary; a synopsis.
Origin of apercuFrench from past participle of apercevoir to perceive a- to ( from Latin ad- ; see ad- . ) percevoir to perceive ( from Old French perceivre ; see perceive . )
- Alternative spelling of aperçu.