To summarize means to sum up the main points of something — a summarization is this kind of summing up. Elementary school book reports are big on summarization.

When you're a trial lawyer, the last part of the argument you make before the court is called a summation. It included a summarization of the points you have made in the trial so far, but it goes one step further, to push this summarization toward a conclusion you hope the judge or jury will accept.

Definitions of summarization

n the act of preparing a summary (or an instance thereof); stating briefly and succinctly

Type of:
account, report
the act of informing by verbal report

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a life-long learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.