Definitions for overviewˈoʊ vərˌvyu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overview(noun)

    a general summary of a subject

    "the treasurer gave a brief overview of the financial consequences"


  1. Overview(n.)

    A brief summary of a topic, situation, or plan; an outline or survey.

  2. Origin: [Cf. Survey.]


  1. overview(Noun)

    A brief summary, as of a book or a presentation.

  2. overview(Verb)

    To engage in an overview; to provide a brief summary.

  3. Origin: over + view


  1. Overview

    An overview in policy debate is part of a speech which is flagged as not responding to the line-by-line arguments on the flow. An overview may be "global" if presented at the beginning of a speech or "local" if presented at the beginning of a position. Overviews typically list the order a debater's speech will be given in. For instance, On-Case, Co-op Disadvantage, Spending Disadvantage, Weapon Disadvantage would be an expected overview. Debaters will usually inform the judge where they will be giving an overview before they start a speech because it can make it harder to flow the speech. A small minority of judges dislike this practice and will start speech time when a debater starts giving this order. Many judges dislike overviews because, since many are scripted before the round begins, they tend to be non-responsive or repetitive and are often long. However, most judges and coaches support the practice for arguments which cannot be placed anywhere on the line-by-line or that need to be flagged for their importance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overview

    ō′vėr-vū, n. (Shak.) an inspection.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overview in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overview in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mythili Ramakrishna:

    There is a lot of overview kind of statements that are being made, nothing specific, so that concerns me.

  2. Frank Paul:

    We have known about this for over 50 years, but still have a very limited scientific understanding of what is going on there, the animations are a very practical way to get a better overview and follow the changes through time.

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