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a·per·çu  audio  (äpr-sü) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. a·per·çus  (-sü) KEY 
  1. A discerning perception; an insight: "Her schmoozy but magisterial aperçus inspired widespread emulation among the young" (Roy Blount, Jr.).
  2. A short outline or summary; a synopsis.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from past participle of apercevoir, to perceive : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + percevoir, to perceive (from Old French perceivre; see perceive)


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