The definition of cursory is something done quickly with only a small attention to detail.
An example of cursory is when you only look over your notes for two minutes before a test instead of studying.
hastily, often superficially, done; performed rapidly with little attention to detail
Origin of cursoryLate Latin cursorius from cursor, runner from cursus: see course
Performed with haste and scant attention to detail: a cursory glance at the headlines.
Origin of cursoryLate Latin cursōrius of running from Latin cursor runner ; see cursor .
(comparative more cursory, superlative most cursory)