a hasty glance; a glimpse.
an immediate estimate or judgment; understanding; insight.
an outline or summary.
an outline; summary
“quick impression, sketch, brief survey,” 1820s, from French aperçu (18c. in this sense), noun use of past participle of apercevoir “to perceive” (11c.), from Gallo-Romance *adpercipere, from Latin ad “to” (see ad-) + percipere “to perceive” (see perceive).
a hasty glance; a glimpse. an immediate estimate or judgment; understanding; insight. an outline or summary. Historical Examples These apercus of Heyne did not prevent Tieck’s independent thinking; they never fettered him. Tieck’s Essay on the Boydell Shakspere Gallery George Henry Danton noun an outline; summary an insight n. “quick impression, sketch, brief survey,” 1820s, […]
having a mild purgative or laxative effect. a medicine or food that acts as a mild laxative. Historical Examples Given in doses of half an ounce of the powdered bark, it acts as an aperient, and is good wherever an aperient is indicated. The American Reformed Cattle Doctor George Dadd Dispensatory: Described as a cathartic […]
apish behavior; mimicry. a silly trick. Historical Examples This spirit of imitation, sir, this spirit of mimicry and apery will be the ruin of our country. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16) Thomas Hart Benton noun (pl) -eries imitative behaviour; mimicry
not ; irregular. Physics. of or relating to vibrations or oscillations with no apparent period. adjective not periodic; not occurring at regular intervals (physics) (of a system or instrument) being damped sufficiently to reach equilibrium without oscillation (of an oscillation or vibration) not having a regular period (of an electrical circuit) not having a measurable […]