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Definition of summary noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(pl. summaries)
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 a short statement that gives only the main points of something, not the details The following is a summary of our conclusions. a news summary a two-page summary of a government report In summary, this was a disappointing performance. AWL Collocationssummarysummary nouncontain, give, offer, present, provideThe last section provides a summary of the key findings.brief, concise, succinct descriptive, detailed excellentSee Nord, 1997, for a more detailed summary. The well-respected historian Frederick Hodge presented a succinct summary of this argument.~ of findingsThe paper concludes with a summary of findings and recommendations for future research.summarize verbaccurately briefly, concisely, succinctlyA study of this scope must accurately summarize the ideas of numerous philosophers. In the next section of this article we will briefly summarize our, finding, result literature argument recommendation conclusionIn a recent report, UNICEF summarized the global data by regions. This article summarizes recent literature on the diagnosis of pneumonia.
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