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      n   abridgment, abstract, compendium, digest, epitome, essence, extract, outline, précis, recapitulation, résumé, review, rundown, summing-up, synopsis  
      adj   arbitrary, brief, compact, compendious, concise, condensed, cursory, hasty, laconic, perfunctory, pithy, succinct  
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  ( summaries    plural  )
1       n-count   A summaryof something is a short account of it, which gives the main points but not the details.  
oft N of n   (=résumé)  
What follows is a brief summary of the process..., Here's a summary of the day's news...      You use in summary to indicate that what you are about to say is a summary of what has just been said.  
in summary      phrase   PHR with cl  
In summary, it is my opinion that this complete treatment process was very successful.     
2       adj   Summary actions are done without delay, often when something else should have been done first or done instead.  
It says torture and summary execution are common...     

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summarily, smarmy, summarize, sum

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