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 Dictionary entry overview: What does summary mean? 

SUMMARY (noun)
  The noun SUMMARY has 1 sense:

1. a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form

  Familiarity information: SUMMARY used as a noun is very rare.

SUMMARY (adjective)
  The adjective SUMMARY has 2 senses:

1. performed speedily and without formality
2. briefly giving the gist of something

  Familiarity information: SUMMARY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SUMMARY (noun)

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A brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


sum-up; summary

Context example:

he gave a summary of the conclusions

Hypernyms ("summary" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "summary"):

argument; literary argument (a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie)

resume; sketch; survey (short descriptive summary (of events))

roundup (a summary list; as in e.g.)

overview (a general summary of a subject)

abstract; outline; precis; synopsis (a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory)

line score (a summary of the scoring in a game (usually in tabular form))

curriculum vitae; CV; resume (a summary of your academic and work history)

conspectus (an overall summary)

abridgement; abridgment; capsule; condensation (a shortened version of a written work)

compendium (a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work)

capitulation (a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic)

rundown; summation; summing up (a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court))

SUMMARY (adjective)

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Performed speedily and without formality


drumhead; summary

Context examples:

a summary execution / summary justice


unofficial (not having official authority or sanction)

Sense 2summary [BACK TO TOP]


Briefly giving the gist of something


compendious; succinct; summary; compact

Context examples:

a short and compendious book / a compact style is brief and pithy / succinct comparisons / a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject


concise (expressing much in few words)

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