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Summaries - synonyms or related words

summary

noun

a short account of something that gives only the most important information and not all the details

précis

noun

a summary of a speech or piece of writing

abstract

noun

a short summary of a report, speech, or academic paper

synopsis

noun

a short summary of a book, play, movie, etc.

round-up

noun

a summary of something, especially the most important parts of the news

outline

noun

an explanation that includes the general points about something, but not the details

report

noun

a spoken or written account that gives information about a particular subject, situation, or event

overview

noun

a description of the main features of something

digest

noun

formal a summary of a book or report

account

noun

a written or spoken report about something that has happened

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moonbow

a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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Open Dictionary

platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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