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"summary" in British English

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summarynoun [C]

uk   /ˈsʌm.ər.i/  us   /ˈsʌm.ɚ.i/ (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. In summary, they decided against the proposal.

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summaryadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈsʌm.ər.i/  us   /ˈsʌm.ɚ.i/
(Definition of summary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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summarynoun [C]

 us   /ˈsʌm·ə·ri/
a brief, clear statement giving the most important facts about something: The assignment was to write a summary of the news.
in summary
In summary is said before giving a final, brief statement: In summary, Chen’s book is a good introduction to the subject.
(Definition of summary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"summary" in Business English

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summarynoun [C]

uk   us   /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.

summaryadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈsʌməri/
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
(Definition of summary from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “summary”
in Korean 요약…
in Arabic مُلخّص…
in Malaysian ringkasan…
in French résumé…
in Russian краткое изложение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 總結,概要,摘要…
in Italian riassunto…
in Turkish özet, hülasa…
in Polish skrót, streszczenie…
in Spanish resumen…
in Vietnamese bản tóm tắt…
in Portuguese resumo…
in Thai ใจความสรุป…
in German die Zusammenfassung…
in Catalan resum…
in Japanese 要約, 概要…
in Chinese (Simplified) 总结,概要,摘要…
in Indonesian ringkasan…
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“summary” in British English

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