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sum·ma·ry

 (sŭm′ə-rē)
n. pl. sum·ma·ries
1. A brief statement mentioning the main points of something: a summary of our findings.
2. Prose that provides information in a condensed format, as by mentioning only the most significant details of a narrative: The novelist did not like writing dialogue and preferred to write stories in summary.
adj.
1. Presenting the substance in a condensed form; concise: a summary review.
2. Performed speedily and without ceremony: summary justice; a summary rejection.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin summārius, of or concerning the sum, from Latin summa, sum; see sum.]

sum·mar′i·ly (sə-mĕr′ə-lē) adv.
sum′ma·ri·ness n.

summary

(ˈsʌmərɪ)
n, pl -maries
a brief account giving the main points of something
adj (usually prenominal)
1. performed arbitrarily and quickly, without formality: a summary execution.
2. (Law) (of legal proceedings) short and free from the complexities and delays of a full trial
3. (Law) summary jurisdiction the right a court has to adjudicate immediately upon some matter arising during its proceedings
4. giving the gist or essence
[C15: from Latin summārium, from summa sum1]
ˈsummarily adv
ˈsummariness n

sum•ma•ry

(ˈsʌm ə ri)

n., pl. -ries,
adj. n.
1. a comprehensive and usu. brief abstract, recapitulation, or compendium of things previously stated.
adj.
2. brief and comprehensive; concise.
3. direct and prompt; unceremoniously fast: treated with summary dispatch.
4. (of legal proceedings, jurisdiction, etc.) conducted without, or exempt from, the various steps and delays of a formal trial.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin summārium=summ(a) sum + -ārium -ary]
syn: summary, brief, digest, synopsis are terms for a short version of a longer work. A summary is a brief statement or restatement of main points, esp. as a conclusion to a work: a summary of a chapter. A brief is a concise statement, usu. of the main points of a legal case: The attorney filed a brief. A digest is a condensed and systematically arranged collection of literary, legal, or scientific matter: a digest of Roman law. A synopsis is a condensed statement giving a general overview of a subject or a brief summary of a plot: a synopsis of a play.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.summary - a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions"
literary argument, argument - a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie; "the editor added the argument to the poem"
capitulation - a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic
compendium - a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work
abridgement, abridgment, capsule, condensation - a shortened version of a written work
conspectus - an overall summary
curriculum vitae, CV, resume - a summary of your academic and work history
line score - a summary of the scoring in a game (usually in tabular form)
precis, synopsis, abstract, outline - a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
overview - a general summary of a subject; "the treasurer gave a brief overview of the financial consequences"
roundup - a summary list; as in e.g. "a news roundup"
resume, survey, sketch - short descriptive summary (of events)
rundown, summation, summing up - a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
Adj.1.summary - performed speedily and without formality; "a summary execution"; "summary justice"
unofficial - not having official authority or sanction; "a sort of unofficial mayor"; "an unofficial estimate"; "he participated in an unofficial capacity"
2.summary - 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"
concise - expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"

summary

adjective
1. hasty, cursory, perfunctory, arbitrary The four men were killed after a summary trial.
2. concise, brief, compact, condensed, laconic, succinct, pithy, compendious a summary profit and loss statement

summary

adjective
Marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen:
noun
A condensation of the essential or main points of something:
Informal: recap.
Translations
خُلاصَةخُلاصَه، تَلْخيص
shrnutísouhrnstručný obsah
resumésammenfatningresume
yhteenvetolyhennelmätiivistelmä
sažetak
összefoglalás
samantekt
要約
요약
kopsavilkumspārskats
stručný obsah
povzetek
sažetak
sammanfattning
ใจความสรุป
tóm tắt

summary

[ˈsʌmərɪ]
A. Nresumen m
in summaryen resumen
B. ADJ [trial, execution, justice] → sumario

summary

[ˈsʌməri]
n [news, plot, article, book] → résumé m
in summary → en résumé
adj [justice] → sommaire; [dismissal, trial, execution] → sommaire

summary

nZusammenfassung f; (Sci also) → Abriss m; here is a summary of the main points of the newshier ein Überblick müber die wichtigsten Meldungen; he gave us a short summary of the filmer gab uns eine kurze Inhaltsangabe des Films; summary of contentsInhaltsangabe f
adj
(= brief) accountknapp, gedrängt, kurz gefasst; in summary formin Zusammenfassung
(= fast, without ceremony) treatmentkurz, knapp; perusalflüchtig; (Jur) trial, punishmentsummarisch; dismissalfristlos; the court dealt out summary justicedas Gericht sprach Recht im Schnellverfahren; summary procedureSchnellverfahren nt

summary

[ˈsʌmərɪ]
1. nriassunto
2. adj (dismissal, treatment, justice) → sommario/a; (perusal) → sbrigativo/a

summary

(ˈsaməri) plural ˈsummaries noun
a shortened form of a statement, story etc giving only the main points. A summary of his speech was printed in the newspaper.
ˈsummarize, ˈsummarise verb
to make a summary of. He summarized the arguments.

summary

خُلاصَة shrnutí sammenfatning Zusammenfassung σύνοψη resumen yhteenveto résumé sažetak riassunto 要約 요약 samenvatting oppsummering streszczenie resumo краткое изложение sammanfattning ใจความสรุป özet tóm tắt 总结

summary

n. sumario, historia clínica del paciente;
___ of hospital recordssumario del expediente.
References in classic literature ?
Meg longed to go and tell Mother, but a sense of shame at her own short comings, of loyalty to John, "who might be cruel, but nobody should know it," restrained her, and after a summary cleaning up, she dressed herself prettily, and sat down to wait for John to come and be forgiven.
A very summary process completed the simple cookery, when he and the Mohicans commenced their humble meal, with the silence and characteristic diligence of men who ate in order to enable themselves to endure great and unremitting toil.
Like some poor devils ashore that happen to know an irascible great man, they make distant unobtrusive salutations to him in the street, lest if they pursued the acquaintance further, they might receive a summary thump for their presumption.
And so, such hearts, though summary in each one suffering; still, if the gods decree it, in their life-time aggregate a whole age of woe, wholly made up of instantaneous intensities; for even in their pointless centres, those noble natures contain the entire circumferences of inferior souls.
With this summary of his son's worldly prospects, Mr.
I was flushed by her summary of delights, and replied that it would indeed be a treat, but what would my mother say?
Pocket issued summary orders that they were all to be taken into the house for a nap.
The reader may please to observe, that the following extract of many conversations I had with my master, contains a summary of the most material points which were discoursed at several times for above two years; his honour often desiring fuller satisfaction, as I farther improved in the HOUYHNHNM tongue.
But because I have essayed to expound the chief of these discoveries in a treatise which certain considerations prevent me from publishing, I cannot make the results known more conveniently than by here giving a summary of the contents of this treatise.
and the previous formula, which is a summary of public opinion, assumes the same legal style.
From this summary of what has taken place in other countries, whose situations have borne the nearest resemblance to our own, what reason can we have to confide in those reveries which would seduce us into an expectation of peace and cordiality between the members of the present confederacy, in a state of separation?
Baynes had heard much of his host's summary method of dealing out punishment to malefactors great and small who transgressed the laws or customs of his savage little world which lay beyond the outer ramparts of what men are pleased to call frontiers.