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summary

noun [C] uk   /ˈsʌm.ər.i/ us    /-ɚ-/ (formal summation)
B2 a short, clear description that gives the main facts or ideas about something: At the end of the news, they often give you a summary of the main stories.Summaries and summarisingAccounts and stories

summary

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈsʌm.ər.i/ us    /-ɚ-/
done suddenly, without discussion or legal arrangements: summary arrest/dismissal/executionNot expected or planned
summarily
adverb uk   /ˌsʌmˈer.ɪ.li/ us  
Not expected or planned
(Definition of summary from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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