summary

summary
I. summary sum‧ma‧ry 1 [ˈsʌməri] noun summaries PLURALFORM [countable]
a short statement that gives the main information contained in a document, plan etc or the main things that happened at an event, without giving all the details:

• Here is a summary of the Commerce Department's report on business inventories.

exˌecutive ˈsummary
a summary of the most important points of a business plan or proposal:

• The executive summary is the first part of the business plan that everyone will read, and it may be the only part that some individuals will read.

  [m0] II. summary summary 2 adjective [only before a noun]
1. giving the main points, but not all the details:

• The internal review board issued a summary report on 5 April.

2. done immediately, without paying attention to the usual processes, rules etc:

• This is classed as gross misconduct, justifying summary dismissal, ie without notice.

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summary UK US /ˈsʌməri/ noun [C] (plural summaries)
a short statement of the main ideas or facts in a report, discussion, etc.: a summary of sth »

The article offers a summary of best practices.

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Many of these problems could have been avoided according to a summary of the study released yesterday.

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a brief/short/written summary

provide/produce/publish a summary »

Table 12.4 provides a summary of how management perspectives have changed over the last 50 years.

FINANCE, ACCOUNTING a list of the different amounts of money that have been spent and received, for example, on a bank statement
in summary — Cf. in summary
See also EXECUTIVE SUMMARY(Cf. ↑executive summary), MANAGEMENT SUMMARY(Cf. ↑management summary)
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summary UK US /ˈsʌməri/ adjective [before noun]
giving the main ideas or facts of a discussion, report, etc., but not the details: »

summary information/reports/observations

LAW done suddenly, without discussion or the usual or accepted processes: »

summary arrest/execution/proceedings


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • summary — [sum′ə rē] adj. [ME < ML summarius < L summa,SUM] 1. that presents the substance or general idea in brief form; summarizing; concise; condensed 2. a) prompt and without formality; expeditious [summary punishment] b) hasty and arbitrary [a… …   English World dictionary

  • summary — (adj.) early 15c., from M.L. summarius of or pertaining to the sum or substance, from L. summa whole, gist (see SUM (Cf. sum)). Sense of done promptly is first found 1713. The noun meaning a summary statement or account is first recorded c.1500,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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