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 for summary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence, rapidly performed; quickly executed; as, a summary
        process; to take summary vengeance.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Short; brief; concise; compendious; succinct.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  summary
      adj 1: performed speedily and without formality; "a summary
             execution"; "summary justice" [syn: drumhead,
             summary]
      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,
         summary]
      n 1: a brief statement that presents the main points in a
           concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions" [syn:
           summary, sum-up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  141 Moby Thesaurus words for "summary":
     Spartan, abbreviated, abbreviation, abridged, abridgement,
     abridgment, abrupt, abstract, account, accounts, alert, apocope,
     aposiopestic, apt, body count, brief, brusque, capitulation,
     census, clipped, close, compact, compacted, compendious,
     compendium, compressed, compression, concise, condensation,
     condensed, consolidation, conspectus, contracted, copy, core,
     count, crisp, critique, curt, curtailment, curtal, curtate, cut,
     decisive, decurtate, digest, distillate, docked, drumhead,
     dwelling upon, elaboration, elision, ellipsis, elliptic,
     encapsulation, epigrammatic, epitome, epitomization, essence,
     expeditious, foreshortening, gist, gnomic, going over, head count,
     immediate, instant, instantaneous, inventory, iteration, laconic,
     little, low, main point, meat, nose count, outline, peremptory,
     perfunctory, pith, pithy, pointed, practicing, precis, prompt,
     pruned, punctual, quick, ready, reaffirmation, recap,
     recapitulation, recital, reckoning, recount, recountal, recounting,
     reduction, rehash, rehearsal, reissue, reiteration, repertory,
     reprint, reserved, restatement, resume, retelling, retrenchment,
     review, roundup, run-through, rundown, sententious, short,
     short and sweet, shortened, shortening, speedy, statement,
     substance, succinct, sum, sum and substance, summation, summing,
     summing up, summing-up, swift, syncope, synopsis, synopsized,
     synoptic, taciturn, telescoping, terse, tight, to the point,
     transient, truncated, truncation
  
  

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