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Meaning of SUMMARY

Pronunciation:  'sumuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a briefstatement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions"
  2. [adj]  briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
  3. [adj]  performed speedily and without formality; "a summary execution"; "summary justice"

SUMMARY is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: compact, compendious, concise, drumhead, succinct, unofficial
 See Also: abridgement, abridgment, abstract, argument, capitulation, capsule, compendium, condensation, conspectus, curriculum vitae, CV, line score, literary argument, outline, overview, precis, resume, roundup, rundown, sketch, statement, summation, summing up, survey, synopsis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sum"ma*ry\, a. [Cf. F. sommaire. See {Sum}.]
    1. Formed into a sum; summed up; reduced into a narrow
       compass, or into few words; short; brief; concise;
       compendious; as, a summary statement of facts.
    2. Hence, rapidly performed; quickly executed; as, a summary
       process; to take summary vengeance.
    Syn: Short; brief; concise; compendious; succinct.
  2. \Sum"ma*ry\, n.; pl. {Summaries}. [F. sommaire, or L.
    summarium. See {Summary}, a.]
    A general or comprehensive statement; an abridged account; an
    abstract, abridgment, or compendium, containing the sum or
    substance of a fuller account.