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Synonyms

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, film 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

summing-up

noun

a statement in which someone gives a short account of something

digest

noun

formal a summary of a book or report

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account

noun

a written or spoken report about something that has happened

brief

noun

American a short written account of something

coda

noun

the final part of a piece of writing or a speech that acts as a summary

outline

noun

a list that shows the main ideas and the structure of something that you are planning to write

paraphrase

noun

a statement that uses different words to express something that someone has said or written, especially in order to make it shorter or clearer

progress report

noun

an account of how much work has been done on something and what still needs to be done

résumé

noun

American a summary of something

rundown

noun

a short description or explanation of something

shorthand

noun

a shorter or quicker way of saying something

summation

noun

formal a summary of what has been said or done

voice-over

noun

a recorded explanation or summary in a film, television programme, advertisement etc by someone who is not seen on the screen

wrap-up

noun

American a summary at the end of something, especially a news programme

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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