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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form;
- Example: "he gave a summary of the conclusions"
[syn: summary, sum-up]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. performed speedily and without formality;
- Example: "a summary execution"
- Example: "summary justice"
[syn: drumhead, summary]

2. briefly giving the gist of something;
- Example: "a short and compendious book"
- Example: "a compact style is brief and pithy"
- Example: "succinct comparisons"
- Example: "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
[syn: compendious, compact, succinct, summary]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Summary \Sum"ma*ry\, a. [Cf. F. sommaire. See Sum.] 1. Formed into a sum; summed up; reduced into a narrow compass, or into few words; short; brief; concise; compendious; as, a summary statement of facts. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, rapidly performed; quickly executed; as, a summary process; to take summary vengeance. [1913 Webster] Syn: Short; brief; concise; compendious; succinct. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Summary \Sum"ma*ry\, n.; pl. Summaries. [F. sommaire, or L. summarium. See Summary, a.] A general or comprehensive statement; an abridged account; an abstract, abridgment, or compendium, containing the sum or substance of a fuller account. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

summary adj 1: performed speedily and without formality; "a summary execution"; "summary justice" [syn: drumhead, summary] 2: 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" [syn: compendious, compact, succinct, summary] n 1: a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions" [syn: summary, sum-up]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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