- A brief summary, as of a book or a presentation.
- To engage in an overview; to provide a brief summary.
Etymology: over + view
- 1976, Elizabeth A. Freidheim, Sociological Theory in Research Practice http://books.google.com/books?id=mtHEnnMKh3gC, ISBN 0870730150, page 313:
- Gouldner, on the other hand, overviewed all of sociology as it exists in the Western world today, using Talcott Parsons as a "representative" example of its dominant mode of thought.
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