Summary

  • 1 summary — sum·ma·ry / sə mə rē/ adj: done immediately, concisely, and without usual formal procedures; esp: used in or done by summary proceeding compare plenary sum·mar·i·ly /sə mer ə lē/ adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …

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  • 2 Summary — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, rapidly performed;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 summary — [sum′ə rē] adj. [ME < ML summarius < L summa,SUM] 1. that presents the substance or general idea in brief form; summarizing; concise; condensed 2. a) prompt and without formality; expeditious [summary punishment] b) hasty and arbitrary [a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 summary — (adj.) early 15c., from M.L. summarius of or pertaining to the sum or substance, from L. summa whole, gist (see SUM (Cf. sum)). Sense of done promptly is first found 1713. The noun meaning a summary statement or account is first recorded c.1500,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 Summary — 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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 summary — [adj] concise, to the point arbitrary, boiled down*, breviloquent, brief, compact, compacted, compendiary, compendious, condensed, cursory, curt, hasty, in a nutshell*, laconic, perfunctory, pithy*, recapped, rehashed, run down, run through,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 summary — adj pithy, compendious, *concise, terse, succinct, laconic Analogous words: *brief, short: *quick, prompt, ready, apt: compacted or compact, concentrated (see COMPACT vb) Antonyms: circumstantial …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 summary — ► NOUN (pl. summaries) ▪ a brief statement of the main points of something. ► ADJECTIVE 1) dispensing with needless details or formalities. 2) Law (of a judicial process) conducted without the customary legal formalities. DERIVATIVES summarily… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 summary — ▪ I. summary sum‧ma‧ry 1 [ˈsʌməri] noun summaries PLURALFORM [countable] a short statement that gives the main information contained in a document, plan etc or the main things that happened at an event, without giving all the details: • Here is a …

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  • 10 summary — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ accurate, apt, clear, cogent (esp. AmE), excellent, fair, good, useful ▪ Is that a fair summary of the situa …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 summary — [[t]sʌ̱məri[/t]] summaries 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A summary of something is a short account of it, which gives the main points but not the details. What follows is a brief summary of the process... Here s a summary of the day s news... Milligan… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 summary — sum|ma|ry1 [ˈsʌməri] n plural summaries a short statement that gives the main information about something, without giving all the details ▪ A brief summary is given on a separate sheet. summary of ▪ The group produces a monthly summary of their… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 Summary — The main purpose of such a simplification is to highlight the major points from the genuine (much longer) subject, e.g. a text, a film or an event. The target is to help the audience get the gist in a short period of time.It starts with a lead,… …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 summary — n. & adj. n. (pl. ies) a brief account; an abridgement. adj. 1 dispensing with needless details or formalities; brief (a summary account). 2 Law (of a trial etc.) without the customary legal formalities (summary justice). Phrases and idioms:… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 summary — n. 1) to give, make a summary 2) a brief summary 3) a news summary * * * [ sʌm(ə)rɪ] make a summary a brief summary a news summary to give …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 summary — 01. When you write a [summary] of a newspaper article, you should give the essential information, and leave out minor details. 02. Can you [summarize] the plot of the movie in a couple of paragraphs? 03. Vi Putnam once remarked that the entire… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 summary — sum|ma|ry1 [ sʌməri ] noun count ** a short account of something that gives only the most important information and not all the details: The text provides summaries of the plots of Shakespeare s plays. in summary FORMAL used at the end of a talk… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 summary — 1 noun (C) a short statement that gives the main information about something, without giving all the details: Please write a one page summary of this report. | a news summary | in summary: So, in summary, we ve got to try to get further funding.… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 summary — I UK [ˈsʌmərɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms summary : singular summary plural summaries ** a short account of something that gives only the most important information and not all the details The text provides summaries of the plots of… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 summary — sum•ma•ry [[t]ˈsʌm ə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries, adj. 1) a comprehensive and usu. brief abstract, recapitulation, or compendium of things previously stated 2) brief and comprehensive; concise 3) direct and prompt; unceremoniously fast: treated with… …

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