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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summary ( 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
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.
FORMAL ADJ n
It says torture and summary execution are common...
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