in summary

in summary
used at the end of a talk or piece of writing for introducing a short statement that gives only basic information or opinions

In summary, nobody knows where the disease originated.

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in short

in summary, there is no clear case for one tax system compared to another

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: as a brief statement of the most important information in a piece of writing or speech

In summary [=in conclusion, in sum], we need a better public health-care system.

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Main Entry:summary

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