summa

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noun sum·ma \ˈsu̇-mə, ˈsü-, ˈsə-\

Definition of summa

plural

summae

play \ˈsu̇-ˌmī, ˈsü-, -ˌmā; ˈsə-ˌmē, -ˌmī\
  1. 1 :  a comprehensive treatise; especially :  one by a scholastic philosopher

  2. 2 :  a synthesis or summary of any subject

Examples of summa in a sentence

  1. the director's book is basically a summa of his views on the nature of the theatrical experience

Origin and Etymology of summa

Medieval Latin, from Latin, sum


First Known Use: 1725



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