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Summary vs. Paraphrase

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Summaryadjective

Concise, brief or presented in a condensed form

‘A summary review is in the appendix.’;

Paraphrasenoun

A restatement of a text in different words, often to clarify meaning.

Summaryadjective

Performed speedily and without formal ceremony.

‘They used summary executions to break the resistance of the people.’;

Paraphrasenoun

(Scotland) One of a certain number of Scripture passages turned into verse for use in the service of praise.

Summaryadjective

(legal) Performed by cutting the procedures of a standard and fair trial.

‘Summary justice is bad justice.’;

Paraphraseverb

(ambitransitive) To restate something as, or to compose a paraphrase.

Summarynoun

An abstract or a condensed presentation of the substance of a body of material.

Paraphrasenoun

A restatement of a text, passage, or work, expressing the meaning of the original in another form, generally for the sake of its clearer and fuller exposition; a setting forth the signification of a text in other and ampler terms; a free translation or rendering; - opposed to metaphrase.

‘In paraphrase, or translation with latitude, the author's words are not so strictly followed as his sense.’; ‘Excellent paraphrases of the Psalms of David.’; ‘His sermons a living paraphrase upon his practice.’; ‘The Targums are also called the Chaldaic or Aramaic Paraphrases.’;

Summaryadjective

Formed into a sum; summed up; reduced into a narrow compass, or into few words; short; brief; concise; compendious; as, a summary statement of facts.

Paraphraseverb

To express, interpret, or translate with latitude; to give the meaning of a passage in other language.

‘We are put to construe and paraphrase our own words.’;

Summaryadjective

Hence, rapidly performed; quickly executed; as, a summary process; to take summary vengeance.

Paraphraseverb

To make a paraphrase.

Summarynoun

A general or comprehensive statement; an abridged account; an abstract, abridgment, or compendium, containing the sum or substance of a fuller account.

Paraphrasenoun

rewording for the purpose of clarification

Summarynoun

a briefstatement that presents the main points in a concise form;

‘he gave a summary of the conclusions’;

Paraphraseverb

express the same message in different words

Summaryadjective

performed speedily and without formality;

‘a summary execution’; ‘summary justice’;

Paraphraseverb

express the meaning of (something written or spoken) using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity

‘you can either quote or paraphrase literary texts’;

Summaryadjective

briefly giving the gist of something;

‘a short and compendious book’; ‘a compact style is brief and pithy’; ‘succinct comparisons’; ‘a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject’;

Paraphrasenoun

a rewording of something written or spoken

‘it is characteristic of poetic metaphors that they are not susceptible to paraphrase’; ‘scattered here and there in the text are frank paraphrases of lines from Virgil, Cicero, and Quintilian’;

Paraphrase

A paraphrase is a restatement of the meaning of a text or passage using other words. The term itself is derived via Latin paraphrasis from Greek παράφρασις 'additional manner of expression'.

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