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1    the act or process of determining a sum; addition  
2    the result of such an act or process  
3    a summary  
4      (U.S. law)   the concluding statements made by opposing counsel in a case before a court  
     (C18: from Medieval Latin summatio, from summare to total, from Latin summa sum1)  
  summational      adj  
   summative             adj  

summative assessment  
      n     (Brit. education)   general assessment of a pupil's achievements over a range of subjects by means of a combined appraisal of formative assessments  
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