summation

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noun sum·ma·tion \ (ˌ)sə-ˈmā-shən \

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

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.

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First Known Use of summation

1760

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SUMMATION Defined for English Language Learners

summation

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Definition of summation for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

summation

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noun sum·ma·tion \ (ˌ)sə-ˈmā-shən \

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

Law Dictionary

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noun sum·ma·tion \ sə-ˈmā-shən \

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