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
While that's a crude summation of a complex historical transition, the same dynamic largely holds true in our shift to a networked economy based on digital technologies.
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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
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