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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Summary  \Sum"ma*ry\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  sommaire  See  {Sum}.] 
  1.  Formed  into  a  sum;  summed  up  reduced  into  a  narrow 
  compass,  or  into  few  words  short;  brief;  concise; 
  compendious;  as  a  summary  statement  of  facts. 
  2.  Hence  rapidly  performed;  quickly  executed;  as  a  summary 
  process;  to  take  summary  vengeance. 
  Syn:  Short;  brief;  concise;  compendious;  succinct. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Summary  \Sum"ma*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Summaries}.  [F.  sommaire  or  L. 
  summarium  See  {Summary},  a.] 
  A  general  or  comprehensive  statement;  an  abridged  account;  an 
  abstract,  abridgment,  or  compendium,  containing  the  sum  or 
  substance  of  a  fuller  account. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  performed  speedily  and  without  formality;  "a  summary 
  execution";  "summary  justice"  [syn:  {drumhead}] 
  2:  briefly  giving  the  gist  of  something  "a  short  and 
  compendious  book";  "a  compact  style  is  brief  and  pithy"; 
  "succinct  comparisons";  "a  summary  formulation  of  a 
  wide-ranging  subject"  [syn:  {compendious},  {compact},  {succinct}] 
  n  :  writing  that  presents  the  main  points  in  a  concise  form 
  [syn:  {summarization}] 

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