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English definition of “overview”

overview

noun [C]     /ˈəʊvəvjuː/
a short description of something which provides general information about it, but no details: provide/give/offer an overview of sth This chart provides an overview of sales for the past six months.a broad/general/brief overview I'll give you a brief overview of what the job involves.
(Definition of overview noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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