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Definition of Summary

Summary

  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.
  3. A general or comprehensive statement; an abridged account; an abstract, abridgment, or compendium, containing the sum or substance of a fuller account.

Summary Quotations

Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels.
Piers Anthony

Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
Thomas Carlyle

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
Louis E. Boone

It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people.
Felix Frankfurter

Perhaps I can say that I am a bit astute, that I can adapt to circumstances, but it is also true that I am a bit naive. Yes, but the best summary, the one that comes more from the inside and I feel most true is this: I am a sinner whom the Lord has looked upon.
Pope Francis
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Summary Translations

summary in German is kurz zusammengefasst, Inhaltsangabe
summary in Italian is raccolta
summary in Latin is epitome, epitoma
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