summing-up

noun
sum·​ming-up | \ ˌsə-miŋ-ˈəp How to pronounce summing-up (audio) \
plural summings-up\ ˌsə-​miŋz-​ˈəp How to pronounce summing-up (audio) \

Definition of summing-up

: the act or statement of one who sums up

First Known Use of summing-up

1641, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of summing-up was in 1641

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“Summing-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summing-up. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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summing-up

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English Language Learners Definition of summing-up

: the act of telling information again using fewer words
law : a final speech made by a lawyer or judge in a court of law to give a summary of the arguments and evidence in a case

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