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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
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, summaryadjective
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"
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List of paraphrases for "summary":
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?
The initial summary of the phone call was damning.
We left that meeting with a jointly developed framework that we agreed could form the basis of an agreement and subject to conversations with our respective constituents, i summarized that framework numerous times in the meeting and sent Tony a written summary today. Consistent with our conversations yesterday, I am encouraging the clubs to move forward and I trust Tony is doing the same.
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.
A summary, to be honest, is almost completely useless. It's a summary, if you're used to reading these trade agreements, the devil is absolutely in the details. You want to know : What are the qualifications ? What are the exceptions ? What's in the actual language ?
In summary, ERM says that the project offers potential benefits for the environment and the people of Nicaragua.
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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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