a general summary of a subject
"the treasurer gave a brief overview of the financial consequences"
A brief summary of a topic, situation, or plan; an outline or survey.
Origin: [Cf. Survey.]
A brief summary, as of a book or a presentation.
To engage in an overview; to provide a brief summary.
Origin: over + view
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
ō′vėr-vū, n. (Shak.) an inspection.
The numerical value of overview in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of overview in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is a lot of overview kind of statements that are being made, nothing specific, so that concerns me.
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.
''It is therefore doubtful if President Mohammadu Buhari will be able to deliver his campaign promises to Nigerians if the price of crude oil which accounts for some 90% of Nigeria’s total export revenue and 75% of total consolidated revenue continue to hover around $50 per barrel between now and 2019.'' Chika Onuegbu in his 2015 paper titled “HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF GLOBAL OIL POLITICS ON CRUDE OIL PRICES, INVESTMENTS AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS IN THE NIGERIAN OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY”
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- Übersicht, ÜberblickGerman
- نمای کلیPersian
- yleiskatsaus, yleiskuvaFinnish
- synthèse, vue d'ensemble, résuméFrench
- forbhreathnú, léargas ginearálta, osamharc, foramharcIrish
- visione d'insiemeItalian
- kōrero whānuiMāori
- visão geral, [[breve]] [[resumo]]Portuguese
- översikt, resumé, överblickSwedish
- genel bakış, kısaca gözden geçirmeTurkish
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