Etymology
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perusal (n.)

"careful examination, scrutiny; the act of reading through or over," c. 1600, from peruse + -al (2).

updated on April 15, 2020

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Definitions of perusal from WordNet

perusal (n.)
reading carefully with intent to remember;
Synonyms: perusing / poring over / studying
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