Summary is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
- (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.
- (usually before the noun) done quickly and without following standard procedures
- (usually before the noun) brief, and short; without details