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Summary may refer to:
- Abstract (summary), a brief summary of a research article, thesis, review, conference proceeding or any in-depth analysis of a particular subject or discipline, and is often used to help the reader quickly ascertain the paper's purpose.
- Abridgement, the act of reducing a written work, typically a book, into a shorter form.
- Executive summary, a short document or section of a document, produced for business purposes, that summarizes a longer report or proposal or a group of related reports, in such a way that readers can rapidly become acquainted with a large body of material without having to read it all.
- Summary (law), which has several meanings in law.
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