|1.||[ noun ] (writing) a briefstatement that presents the main points in a concise form|
"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|
"a summary execution" "summary justice"
|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"