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.
First Known Use of summation
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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