The Collaborative International Dictionary
Apercu \A`per`[,c]u"\ ([.a]`p[^a]r`s[.u]"), n.; pl. Aper[,c]us (-s[.u]"). [F., prop. p. p. of apercevoir to perceive.]
A first view or glance, or the perception or estimation so obtained; an immediate apprehension or insight, appreciative rather than analytic.
The main object being to develop the several aper[,c]us or insights which furnish the method of such psychology.
--W. T. Harris.
A series of partial and more or less disparate aper[,c]us or outlooks; each for itself a center of experience.
Hence, a brief or detached view; conspectus; sketch. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. (alternative spelling of aperçu English)
n. 1 A clever insight. 2 A summary or outline; words that summarize.
n. a short synopsis
Usage examples of "apercu".
The hangers-on seemed dazzled by her cleverness, her every apercu received with uproarious merriment.