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overview

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverviewo‧ver‧view /ˈəʊvəvjuː $ ˈoʊvər-/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SUMMARIZEa short description of a subject or situation that gives the main ideas without explaining all the detailsoverview of 🔊 an overview of the issues involvedprovide/give an overview 🔊 The document provides a general overview of the bank’s policies.broad/general overview 🔊 This chapter gives a broad overview of the main concerns facing employers.COLLOCATIONSverbsgive/provide/offer an overviewThe report provides an overview of the recent policy changes.get an overviewI wanted to get an overview of the main environmental concerns.take an overviewIn business, you take an overview of a problem and then think of the best solutions.have an overviewWe need someone who will have an overview of the whole system.adjectivesa brief/quick overviewIt is useful to give a brief overview of the research done so far.a broad/general overview (=concerning the main ideas or parts rather than all the details)This chapter gives a broad overview of accounting practices in the UK.a comprehensive/complete overview (=including all the details and important points)a comprehensive overview of the nuclear energy programmea detailed overview (=with a lot of information)a detailed overview of current legislation on gun controla historical overviewThe book gives a historical overview of the revolution.
Examples from the Corpus
overviewBefore we can consider the details we need to have an overview of the whole situation.These kids will have an overview of the market.Alongside the factual overview for managers, trainers are concerned to sharpen the managers' interpersonal skills.A full overview of the new rules is not included in Chapter 12 but their salient provisions are noted here.The aim of the first chapter is to provide a general overview of the subjects that will be covered.This extends the earlier more general overview on education and training for online searching written by Wanger in 1979.The chapter on applications gives a good overview on optical, mechanical and chemical microsystems and components.A strategic overview on the issue would be published in an autumn white paper.Obviously, this overview has been written on the basis of very outdated information.broad/general overviewThis system incorporates several higher level knowledge sources and a general overview of the system is provided in figure 1.1. 1.4.1.The book consists of seven thematic chapters, beginning with a general overview of Piero's career.This extends the earlier more general overview on education and training for online searching written by Wanger in 1979.
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