summary

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Summary is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Noun[change]

Singular
summary

Plural
summaries

  1. (countable) A summary is a short explanation of a longer idea, article, story, etc.
    In this short time, I can provide only a summary of the work we have done.
    So, in summary, our research shows that exercise is most efficient in the late afternoon.
    Two things are clear from this very brief summary of the content of the Convention.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
summary

Comparative
more summary

Superlative
most summary

  1. (usually before the noun) done quickly and without following standard procedures
  2. (usually before the noun) brief, and short; without details

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