Summary meaning

sŭmə-rē
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The definition of summary is a statement presenting the main points.

An example of summary is a type of review of what happened at a meeting.

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That presents the substance or general idea in brief form; summarizing; concise; condensed.
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Performed speedily and without ceremony.

Summary justice; a summary rejection.

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Summary is defined as a quick or short review of what happened.

An example of summary is the explanation of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" told in under two minutes.

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A brief statement or account covering the substance or main points; digest; abridgment; compendium.
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A brief statement mentioning the main points of something.

A summary of our findings.

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A summary review is in the appendix.

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(law) Performed by cutting the procedures of a standard and fair trial.

Summary justice is bad justice.

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An abstract or a condensed presentation of the substance of a body of material.
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They used summary executions to break the resistance of the people.

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Presenting the substance in a condensed form; concise.

A summary review.

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Origin of summary

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin summārius of or concerning the sum from Latin summa sum sum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • (Adjective) From Medieval Latin summarius, from Latin summa.

    From Wiktionary