summary: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sum'u-rē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -ries,
- a comprehensive and usually brief abstract, recapitulation, or compendium of previously stated facts or statements.
- brief and comprehensive; concise.
- direct and prompt; unceremoniously fast: to treat someone with summary dispatch.
- (of legal proceedings, jurisdiction, etc.) conducted without, or exempt from, the various steps and delays of a formal trial.
- summary (Thesaurus)