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"Recap" redirects here. For other uses, see Recap (disambiguation).
In Wikipedia, "summary" may refer to WP:Summary style, or WP:Plot summaries.

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