A shortened version of a written work.
ETYM Old Eng. abregement. Related to Abridge.
1. The act abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation.
2. An epitome or compendium, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation.
3. That which abridges or cuts short.
1. That which comprises or concentrates in itself the essential qualities of a larger thing or of several things; specifically: a summary or an epitome, as of a treatise or book, or of a statement; a brief.
2. A state of separation from other things
3. An abstract term.
4. A powdered solid extract of a vegetable substance mixed with sugar and milk in such proportion that one part of the abstract represents two parts of the original substance.
Summary, a concise summary of essential points, statements, or facts.
1. The act of summarizing
ETYM French sommaire, or Latin summarium. Related to Summary.
Writing that presents the main points in a concise form; SYN. summarization.
ETYM Cf. French sommation. Related to Sum.
1. A concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court); SYN. summing up, rundown.
2. The arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers; SYN. addition, plus.
3. Total; addition; summing up.
ETYM Latin, from Greek; syn with, together + opsia a sight, view, from the root seen in Eng. optic.
A general view or summary of something, especially a condensed summary of a story.