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summation

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noun sum·ma·tion \(ˌ)sə-ˈmā-shən\

Simple Definition of summation

  • : a brief description of the most important information about something

  • law : a final speech made by a lawyer in a court of law to give a summary of the main arguments in a case

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of summation

  1. 1 :  the act or process of forming a sum :  addition

  2. 2 :  sum, total

  3. 3 :  cumulative action or effect; especially :  the process by which a sequence of stimuli that are individually inadequate to produce a response are cumulatively able to induce a nerve impulse

  4. 4 :  a final part of an argument reviewing points made and expressing conclusions

summational play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of summation in a sentence

  1. A summation can be found at the end of the report.

  2. We gave a summation of our discovery.

  3. The defense attorneys and prosecutors are set to make their final summations today.



1760

First Known Use of summation

1760

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summation

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noun sum·ma·tion \(ˌ)sə-ˈmā-shən\

Medical Definition of summation

  1. :  cumulative action or effect; especially :  the process by which a sequence of stimuli that are individually inadequate to produce a response are cumulatively able to induce a nerve impulse—see spatial summation, temporal summation




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noun sum·ma·tion \sə-ˈmā-shən\

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