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"summary" in British English

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summarynoun [C]

uk   /ˈsʌm.ər.i/  us   /-ɚ-/ (formal summation)
B2 a ​short, ​cleardescription that gives the ​mainfacts or ​ideas about something: At the end of the ​news, they often give you a summary of the ​mainstories. In summary, they ​decided against the ​proposal.

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summaryadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈsʌm.ər.i/  us   /-ɚ-/
(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, ​clearstatement giving the most ​importantfacts about something: The ​assignment was to write a summary of the ​news.in summary In summary is said before giving a ​final, ​briefstatement: In summary, Chen’s ​book is a good ​introduction to the ​subject.
(Definition of summary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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summarynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsʌməri/ (plural summaries)
a ​shortstatement of the ​mainideas or facts in a ​report, discussion, etc.: a summary of sth The ​articleoffers a summary of best ​practices. Many of these problems could have been ​avoided according to a summary of the ​studyreleased 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 bankstatement
in summary an expression used at the end of a ​report or discussion before ​stating its ​mainideas or facts: In summary, we must ​aim to ​maintain a ​stablesupply of ​crudeoil while ​protecting the ​environment.

summaryadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈsʌməri/
giving the ​mainideas or facts of a discussion, ​report, etc., but not the details: summary ​information/​reports/observations
LAW done suddenly, without discussion or the usual or ​acceptedprocesses: 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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