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ˈoʊ vərˌvyuover·view

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overviewnoun

    a general summary of a subject

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


  1. Overviewnoun

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


  1. overviewnoun

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

  2. overviewverb

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

  3. Etymology: over + view


  1. overview

    An overview refers to a brief summary or description that covers the main points or the overall picture of a topic, situation, or subject matter. It provides a broad perspective or introduction to help understand the key aspects or elements involved. An overview often highlights the main features, purpose, or context of something without delving into detailed or specific information.


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. overview

    A summary of a plan.

    They gave an overview of the plan which was very efficient.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2020  

  2. overview

    The ability, data, fact, information knowledge and understanding to see, feel, know and understand the vision of what humanity aspires to achieve, the aspirations, data, information, facts and goals which empower intelligent, fair and just choices and decisions as we focus, change and adapt easily, efficiently and effectively.

    At the United Nations meeting all delegates agreed to see the vision for humanity and be focused and prioritize optimum health, human rights, unity government and the shared prosperity for every animal and person.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 17, 2016  

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  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

Examples of overview in a Sentence

  1. Peter Stano:

    The publications of the EEASare categorically independent. We have never bowed to any alleged external political pressure. This includes also our latest snapshot overview on disinfo trends published last Friday, the public EEAS special reportmakes clear reference to the continued use of conspiracy narratives and disinformation from government and State-backed sources, including Russia and China. This is a good indicator for the fact thatthe EU did not back down to any outside pressure.

  2. Health Minister Bent Hoeie:

    Infections are going down continuously in Norway and we now have a better overview over the outbreak and spread.

  3. Norwegian Institute of Public Health:

    It is important that all municipalities now receiving inquiries from passengers from MS Roald Amundsen and the voyage from July 24-31prioritize testing, so that we can get an overview at the national level of the consequences of the outbreak, and thus prevent further spread.

  4. Mythili Ramakrishna:

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

  5. Jonas Baer-Hoffmann:

    We’ve had confirmation from the ground( of their deaths) which is of course incredibly sad. We do n’t have clear information on how many of our members are really currently involved in the conflict, of course, there are still hundreds of Ukrainian players, male and female, in the country so it’s very difficult right now to get an overview how many of them are at what degree of risk. RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE : LIVE UPDATES.

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