Definition of perusal in US English:



  • The action of reading or examining something.

    ‘I continued my perusal of the instructions’
    ‘a quick perusal of the index to the book reveals an interesting fact’
    • ‘A selection of videos in the lounge awaited our perusal.’
    • ‘Archives and libraries and museums have any amount of information and documents available for perusal.’
    • ‘For those of a philosophical bent, my results are posted below for your perusal.’
    • ‘After lengthy perusal of the instructions, I managed to change the green neon clocks on the video, the hi-fi and the cooker.’
    • ‘He set it back on the wooden plate and continued his perusal of the records.’
    study, scan, scanning, scrutiny
    reading, scrutiny, inspection, examination, study, scanning, review
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