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summary

sum·ma·ry

summary

 
pronunciation:
suh m ri
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: summaries
definition: a short and usu. comprehensive statement of what has been previously stated.
The paper ended with a concise summary of all of the writer's points.I didn't have time to read the whole article so I read just the summary.
synonyms:
abstract, aperçu, brief, précis, résumé, synopsis
similar words:
outline, review
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: brief; concise; condensed.
The president issued a summary statement concerning the matter.
synonyms:
brief, compact, concise, condensed, thumbnail
similar words:
abridged, compendious, compressed, short, sketchy, succinct, synoptic, terse
definition 2: done rapidly and without regard to customary practice, as in a law case.
The ship captain was known and feared for his summary method of administering punishment.
synonyms:
peremptory
derivations: summarily (adv.), summariness (n.)
Word Parts
The word summary contains the following part:
sum, summ Latin root that means highest