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Also especially British, sum·ma·rise.

Origin of summarize

First recorded in 1870–75; summar(y) + -ize
Related formssum·ma·riz·a·ble, adjectivesum·ma·ri·za·tion, nounsum·ma·riz·er, sum·mar·ist, nounun·sum·ma·riz·a·ble, adjectiveun·sum·ma·rized, adjectivewell-sum·ma·rized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of summarization

  • They swept through a summarization of the Nucleus as a whole during that critical period.

    Cubs of the Wolf

    Raymond F. Jones

British Dictionary definitions for summarization



  1. (tr) to make or be a summary of; express concisely
Derived Formssummarizable or summarisable, adjectivesummarization or summarisation, nounsummarizer, summariser or summarist, noun
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Word Origin and History for summarization

1860, noun of action from summarize.



1837, American English, from summary + -ize. Related: Summarized; summarizing.

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