summation


sum·ma·tion

noun \(ˌ)sə-ˈmā-shən\

: 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

Full Definition of SUMMATION

1
:  the act or process of forming a sum :  addition
2
:  sum, total
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
:  a final part of an argument reviewing points made and expressing conclusions
sum·ma·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of SUMMATION

  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.

First Known Use of SUMMATION

1760

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

sum·ma·tion

noun \(ˌ)sə-ˈmā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUMMATION

: 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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