Definition of summation
1 : the act or process of forming a sum : addition
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
summationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of summation in a Sentence
A summation can be found at the end of the report.
We gave a summation of our discovery.
The defense attorneys and prosecutors are set to make their final summations today.
Recent Examples of summation from the Web
The moment offered an apt summation of Moustakas’ year.
But bigger than just the summation of the details inside, tiny homes — and the tiny-home lifestyle — aren’t always what people imagine.
Allison cites the Greek scholar’s summation of why the two powers fought: ‘
NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Jurors began deliberating the fate of Bill Cosby on Monday evening after his lawyers presented a defense that lasted all of five minutes and both sides delivered hard-hitting summations.
His work has been included in the Summation exhibit at Municipal Gallery in Escondido and book publication, along with the Edgar Allan Poe exhibit in San Diego.
But in Brussels, according to the Belgian leader’s summation of their meeting, the focus was on cooperation.
Perhaps there's no better summation than this: Twenty of the 25 players AL.com chose for our All-Bryant team were named first-team All-American at least once in their college careers.
Ms. Coleman declared, a theme throughout her summation.
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SUMMATION Defined for English Language Learners
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 Definition of summation
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