summary has definitions from the field of writing
[ noun ] (writing) a briefstatement that presents the main points in a concise form


"he gave a summary of the conclusions"

Used in print

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

A summary of meteorite data , prepared by Whipple ( 1958 ) on the basis of photographic , visual , and radar evidence , is given in Table 5 - 1 .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

Oliver , in his summary of the habits of the snakes of the United_States , could supply data on the maturing period for only three species in_addition_to the rattlers , which I shall consider separately .

(S. Idell Pyle, et al., Onsets, Completions, and...)

The following summary , based on Figures 5 and 6 , is an example of one way of interpreting the 42 figures constructed from onset ages and completion ages of individual children with_respect_to the appropriate mean age for each growth center .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

Not a thought nor a cadence was missed in her summary of appreciation .

[ adjective ] performed speedily and without formality




"a summary execution" "summary justice"

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[ adjective ] 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"

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