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What is a word between "Overview" and "Details"?

I tried to search for "intermediate view" but google image's result doesn't make sense.

I also tried to search for synonym of "mesoscopic". But online dictionaries draw a blank.

Thanks for your help.

  • I want to save "detailed details" level for something else. So I want a word between overview and details. – R zu May 27 '18 at 17:13
  • Wide-angle, medium-view, and narrow view? – R zu May 27 '18 at 20:52
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If an overview gives a short summary of something, and a detailed analysis goes into a great deal of discussion, perhaps what you're looking for is something that is "simply" explanatory:

serving to explain
The explanatory section has as its heading "What the New Tax Changes Mean."

Alternatively (if you need a noun), an epexegesis:

additional explanation or explanatory matter

These words don't necessarily mean "intermediate" (because in depth explanations can be given) but they can be taken as such in context. Also, typically, unless you do provide an adjective for explanation, you don't often mean for it to be detailed.


The above is relevant to text.

If you are discussing diagrams or pictures, then this could be represented differently:

  • summary view (a basic overview of something)
  • functional view (enough information so that its actual use can be discerned)
  • detailed view (details beyond just how it's used)
  • The whole explanation has many figures. I try to divide the figures into three levels. Currently the figures have either: 1. overview label with red frame, 2. narrow view with yellow frame, and 3. details with green frame. Does "narrow view" sounds odd in this case? – R zu May 27 '18 at 21:14
  • Hmm. I didn't know "expexegesis" till I look it up. It looks like a complex word. I am not sure if everyone would know/like that one. – R zu May 27 '18 at 21:17
  • @Rzu I have expanded my answer based on the additional context provided in your comments. – Jason Bassford May 27 '18 at 21:27
  • Thanks! I was literally drawing comics for the intended audience. You gave the answer before I think about the unthinkable. Oh well, maybe I will search the comics online for dialogue next time. :) – R zu May 27 '18 at 21:30

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