a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
"he gave a summary of the conclusions"
performed speedily and without formality
"a summary execution"; "summary justice"
compendious, compact, succinct, summary(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"
An abstract or a condensed presentation of the substance of a body of material.
Concise, brief or presented in a condensed form
A summary review is in the appendix.
Performed speedily and without formal ceremony.
They used summary executions to break the resistance of the people.
Performed by cutting the procedures of a normal trial.
Summary justice is bad justice.
Origin: (Adjective) From summarius, from summa.
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
hence, rapidly performed; quickly executed; as, a summary process; to take summary vengeance
a general or comprehensive statement; an abridged account; an abstract, abridgment, or compendium, containing the sum or substance of a fuller account
Origin: [F. sommaire, or L. summarium. See Summary, a.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sum′a-ri, adj. summed up or condensed: short: brief: compendious: done by a short method.—n. an abstract, abridgment, or compendium.—adv. Summ′arily.—n. Summ′ariness.—v.t. Summ′arise, to present in a summary or briefly.—ns. Summ′arist; one who summarises; Summ′ūla, a brief educational text-book.—Summary diligence (Scots law), the process by which execution may proceed without the need of further application to the court, in the case of bonds and other instruments registered for execution.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Summary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3468
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Summary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3636
Rank popularity for the word 'Summary' in Nouns Frequency: #1381
The numerical value of Summary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Summary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I proceed to present to you a summary of the principles which will govern me...
In summary, ERM says that the project offers potential benefits for the environment and the people of Nicaragua.
The ballot summary fails to advise the voter that small solar providers can completely ignore health, safety and building code regulations, they didn't want the voters to know that.
If you're looking for a quick summary of Secretary Kerry's position on the need for Iran to completely disclose all its past nuclear activity, let's just say he was for it before he was against it.
[A] literary feat of objective narration by an Afrikaner writer was Sword in the Sand (1969), Johannes Meintjes’ narration of Gideon Scheepers’ death by summary trial and execution. In Meintjes’ hands, history enters the realm of epic narrative
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Translations for Summary
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- sumari, resumCatalan, Valencian
- shrnutí, stručný, souhrnCzech
- zusammenfassend, ZusammenfassungGerman
- περίληψη, σύνοψηGreek
- apurado, a todo dar, sumario, resumen, juizio apuradoSpanish
- summittainen, lyhennelmä, pika-, lyhyt, tiivistetty, yhteenveto, tiivistelmäFinnish
- compte rendu, récapitulation, résumé, sommaireFrench
- achoimriú, achoimreIrish
- giorrachadh, geàrr-chunntasScottish Gaelic
- whakarāpopototanga, whakarāpopotoMāori
- overzicht, samenvatting, opsommingDutch
- resumé, sammendragNorwegian
- streszczenie, skrót, doraźnyPolish
- resumo, sumárioPortuguese
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