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Summary may refer to:

  • Abstract (summary), shortening a passage or a write-up without changing its meaning but by using different words and sentences
  • 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
  • Automatic summarization, the use of a computer program to produce an abstract or abridgement

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