abstract

  

Definition

Statement of what a scholarly or complex written work contains, presented as a summary usually by someone other than the author of the work. An abstract aims to present only the gist of the subject matter, stresses brevity, and makes no attempt to preserve the flavor or style of the original. See also abridgment, digest, outline, précis, summary, and synopsis.

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  • To give my readers an overview of my findings, I created an abstract that presented a brief summary of my work.

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