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
  1. noun
    the act of preparing a summary (or an instance thereof); stating briefly and succinctly
    synonyms: summarisation
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    type of:
    account, report
    the act of informing by verbal report
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