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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
An abridgment gives the most important portions of a work substantially as they stand. An outline or synopsis is a kind of sketch closely following the plan. An abstract or digest is an independent statement of what the book contains. An analysis draws out the chief thoughts or arguments, whether expressed or implied. A summary is the most condensed statement of results or conclusions. An epitome, compend, or compendium is a condensed view of a subject, whether derived from a previous publication or not. We may have an abridgment of a dictionary, but not an analysis, abstract, digest, or summary. We may have an epitome of religion, a compendium of English literature, but not an abridgment. Compare ABBREVIATION.
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abstract, sommaire, summarized, synthesis, overview, summaries, contents, analytical, synopsis, brief, summarization, memorandum, consolidated, digest, short, summarize, concise, outline, account, wrap-up, sum, synthetic, recap, recapitulative, résumé, condensed, nutshell, summing-up, succinct, record, abstracts, analytic, summarised, synthesizing, summarise, summarizing, summation, recapitulation, roll-up, synoptic, briefly, cursory, summarizes
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How to use summary in a sentence?
We are talking about a person who has been making films for 50 years and his made a great number of films which have dealt with diverse issues. In this film, I think you can find a summary of them all, it is a script in which I found so many things about his life, about his cinema, past and future.
Optimism about the survival of our species may be a summary of all the things we have refined, but we hardly see any difference between the things that can actually move humanity forward and those that give the impression that we as a species are evolving.
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.
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.
It's troubling that prosecutors are now succumbing to political pressure to make summary arrests a few days after the incident rather than conduct a thorough investigation. It seems that everyone is entitled to due process these days but police officers.
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- 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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