Summary
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 Webster]

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  • 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 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

  • 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

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