Perusal
Perusal Pe*rus"al, n. [From {Peruse}.] 1. The act of carefully viewing or examining. [R.] --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of reading, especially of reading through or with care. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]


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  • perusal — I noun analysis, attention, close reading, contemplation, discovery, examination, inquiry, inspection, investigation, reading, review, scrutiny, study, survey II index analysis, discovery, examination (study) …   Law dictionary

  • perusal — c.1600, from PERUSE (Cf. peruse) + AL (Cf. al) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • perusal — [pə ro͞o′zəl] n. the act or an instance of perusing …   English World dictionary

  • perusal — [[t]pəru͟ːz(ə)l[/t]] N UNCOUNT: also a N Perusal of something such as a letter, article, or document is the action of reading it. [FORMAL] Peter Cooke undertook to send each of us a sample contract for perusal... A perusal of the letters which we …   English dictionary

  • perusal — /peuh rooh zeuhl/, n. 1. a reading: a perusal of the current books. 2. the act of perusing; survey; scrutiny: A more careful perusal yields this conclusion. [1590 1600; PERUSE + AL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • perusal — peruse ► VERB formal ▪ read or examine thoroughly or carefully. DERIVATIVES perusal noun peruser noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense use up, wear out : perhaps from PER (Cf. ↑per ) + USE(Cf. ↑use) …   English terms dictionary

  • perusal — noun see peruse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perusal — noun the act of perusing; studying something carefully See Also: peruse …   Wiktionary

  • Perusal — Внимательное чтение (при корректуре) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • perusal — Synonyms and related words: application, boning, brainwork, check, conning, contemplation, cram, cramming, drill, engrossment, examination, exercise, extensive study, grind, grinding, headwork, inspection, lucubration, mental labor, overhaul,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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