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summary

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsʌməri/ ( 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. Many of these problems could have been avoided according to a summary of the study released yesterday. a brief/short/written summaryprovide/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 an expression used at the end of a report or discussion before stating its main ideas or facts: In summary, we must aim to maintain a stable supply of crude oil while protecting the environment.
→  See also executive summary , management summary
Translations of “summary”
in Korean 요약…
in Arabic مُلخّص…
in French résumé…
in Turkish özet, hülasa…
in Italian riassunto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 總結,概要,摘要…
in Russian краткое изложение…
in Polish skrót, streszczenie…
in Spanish resumen…
in Portuguese resumo…
in German die Zusammenfassung…
in Catalan resum…
in Japanese 要約, 概要…
in Chinese (Simplified) 总结,概要,摘要…
(Definition of summary noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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