1. [ noun ] (writing) a briefstatement that presents the main points in a concise form
Synonyms: summarization summarisation

"he gave a summary of the conclusions"

Related terms: report statement writing sketch outline condensation summation argument curriculum_vitae roundup recapitulation conspectus compendium overview line_score capitulation sum_up sum
2. [ adjective ] performed speedily and without formality
Synonyms: drumhead

"a summary execution" "summary justice"

Related terms: unofficial
3. [ adjective ] briefly giving the gist of something
Synonyms: compact succinct compendious

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

Related terms: concise
Similar spelling:   summery