Synonyms for Summary:


concise, to the point (adjective)
compendious, compact, succinct.


instantly, headlong, right now, on-the-spot, straight, promptly, fast, straight away, at once, suddenly. round up. general, schematic. outline (noun)
minutes, sense, syllabus, capitulation, summation, recapitulation, recap, essentials, sum and substance, skeleton, case, summing up, essence, reduction, conspectus, core, version, brief, wrap up, extract, roundup, rundown, Pandect, survey, the long and short of a thing, review, paraphrase.
report (noun)
article, memoir, description, anecdote, telling, recounting, rundown, monograph, narrative, report, retelling, portrayal, treatise.
short statement of main points (noun)
digest, recapitulation, compendium, precis, conspectus, prospectus, outline, sketch, skeleton, version, sense, survey, abridgment, recap, condensation, case, report, review, capitulation, roundup, syllabus, sum and substance, synopsis, essence, abstract, Pandect, extract, brief, epitome, inventory, rundown, reduction, core.
summary (noun)
compendious, succinct, unofficial, compact, drumhead, concise.
synopsis (noun)
digest, condensation, precis, epitome, abridgment, sketch, resume, abstract, excerpt, compendium, synopsis, outline, overview, prospectus.
table (noun)

Other synonyms:

conspectus, summation, round up, schematic, recapitulation. wrap up. review. general. brief. digest
Other relevant words:
fast, drumhead, sense, on-the-spot, promptly, brief, capitulation, essence, case, skeleton, sum and substance, extract, paraphrase, rundown, instantly, straight, recap, wrap up, conspectus, essentials, succinct, summing up, syllabus, general, minutes, headlong, schematic, roundup, unofficial, summation, reduction, version, survey, Pandect, concise, core, suddenly, compendious, compact, review, recapitulation.

Usage examples for summary

  1. Three or four volumes could be written on this subject alone, but all I can attempt here is a summary of the main points. – The Pros and Cons of Vivisection by Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton
  2. As an example of the differences in yield, a summary of the data for 1911 may be given. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  3. The Instruction was in fact a summary of all previous experience on the subject. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone