Synonyms for summary

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : suhm-uh-ree
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsʌm ə ri

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Définition of summary

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Medieval Latin summarius "of or pertaining to the sum or substance," from Latin summa "whole, gist" (see sum). Sense of "done promptly" is first found 1713. The noun meaning "a summary statement or account" is first recorded c.1500, from Latin summarium "an epitome, abstract, summary," from summa "totality, gist."
  • adj concise, to the point
  • noun short statement of main points
Example sentences :
  • They prepared a summary of the tale, and then enlarged the summary.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • He had not reckoned upon being dealt with in this summary fashion.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • The summary of a lesson, given by the class, is a test of the effectiveness of instruction.
  • Extract from : « College Teaching » by Paul Klapper
  • Each student should be quizzed on his reading, or should be required to give a summary of it.
  • Extract from : « College Teaching » by Paul Klapper
  • As an example of the differences in yield, a summary of the data for 1911 may be given.
  • Extract from : « Manual of American Grape-Growing » by U. P. Hedrick
  • He turned hastily to the Times, and threw his eyes over the summary of the debate.
  • Extract from : « Lord Kilgobbin » by Charles Lever
  • But Babalatchi was not to be got rid of in this summary manner.
  • Extract from : « Almayer's Folly » by Joseph Conrad
  • Am I, or am I not, flatly exaggerating in this summary of losses?
  • Extract from : « Recollections » by David Christie Murray
  • Summary of information obtained during this visit to Borneo.
  • Extract from : « The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido » by Henry Keppel
  • I have tried to give a summary answer to the question, What did the Greeks achieve?
  • Extract from : « The Legacy of Greece » by Various

Antonyms for summary

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