A`per`çu" (a`par`s&usdot;"), n.; pl. Aperçus (- s&usdot;"). [F., prop. p. p. of apercevoir to perceive.]
A first view or glance, or the perception or estimation so obtained; an immediate apprehension or insight, appreciative rather than analytic.
The main object being to develop the several aperçus or insights which furnish the method of such psychology.
W. T. Harris.
A series of partial and more or less disparate aperçus or outlooks; each for itself a center of experience.
Hence, a brief or detached view; conspectus; sketch.
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