sum·​ma·​ri·​za·​tion | \ ˌsə-mə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce summarization (audio) , ˌsəm-rə-\

Definition of summarization

1 : the act of summarizing
2 : summary

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Examples of summarization in a Sentence

what you wrote goes way beyond a summarization of the speech

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This film begs for a viewing unencumbered by lengthy summarization. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "Review: ‘Mother!’ will haunt and mesmerize you," 14 Sep. 2017 The visual burned into the imagination of a young George Lucas, who would lift those imagery, thrills, and summarization tactics from Flash Gordon for his 1977 space opera Star Wars. Matt Patches, Esquire, "A Definitive Ranking of the Star Wars Opening Title Crawls," 27 May 2015

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First Known Use of summarization

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of summarization was in 1865

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