Summary Definition

sŭmə-rē
summaries
noun
summaries
A brief statement or account covering the substance or main points; digest; abridgment; compendium.
Webster's New World
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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An abstract or a condensed presentation of the substance of a body of material.

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Antonyms:
adjective
That presents the substance or general idea in brief form; summarizing; concise; condensed.
Webster's New World
Prompt and without formality; expeditious.
Summary punishment.
Webster's New World
Hasty and arbitrary.
A summary dismissal.
Webster's New World

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

Summary justice is bad justice.
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Other Word Forms of Summary

Noun

Singular:
summary
Plural:
summaries

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

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