summary summary  /ˈsə mə ri/


  1. (n) a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
  2. (adj) performed speedily and without formality
  3. (adj) briefly giving the gist of something


  • In one recent assignment, I used PTI to help students understand the difference between a summary and a response.


  1. Judge denies SFA’s motion for summary judgment in civil-rights lawsuit

    A U.S. District Court has denied Stephen F. Austin State University’s motion for summary judgment in Christian Cutler’s civil-rights lawsuit against the institution.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  2. News Summary: Feds Back Morning-After Pill Access

    News Summary: Obama reverses course on morning-after pill        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. News Summary: Civilian Planes Shot Down by MANPADS

    News Summary: Civilian planes shot down by MANPADS        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. "This is a basic summary of the facts as gathered by the investigation team to date. A lot remains unknown, but we hope that the briefings will help the government's inquiries," chief executive Tony Hayward said.
    on May 25, 2010 By: Tony Hayward Source: ShareCast

  2. "This was just a technical issue related to some of the counts and was not the subject of the summary judgment we won" requiring Grasso to pay back more than $100 million (€74 million) in compensation, Spitzer said upstate after an unrelated...
    on May 8, 2007 By: Eliot Spitzer Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Within two weeks I'll disclose the summary along the lines of what President (Barack) Obama has disclosed, along the lines of what President (George W.) Bush disclosed before him that outlines my income and taxes paid," Dayton said.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Mark Dayton Source: BusinessWeek

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