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Abstracts


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    • Compendia
    • Compendiums
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    • Publication summaries
    • Summaries of publications
    • Synopses (Abstracts)
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    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, June 25, 2014(abstracts (summaries). Brief summaries that provide the essential points of written works, such as the content of a publication or of a journal. UF abstract (summary); précis)
    • found: Görlach, M. An alphabetical list of English text types, in Text types and the history of English, c2004:p. 24 (abstract: summary of book or document) p. 64 (précis: summary, abstract)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 25, 2014:Abstract (summary) (An abstract is a brief summary of a research article, thesis, review, conference proceeding or any in-depth analysis of a particular subject or discipline, and is often used to help the reader quickly ascertain the paper's purpose. When used, an abstract always appears at the beginning of a manuscript or typescript, acting as the point-of-entry for any given academic paper or patent application. Abstracting and indexing services for various academic disciplines are aimed at compiling a body of literature for that particular subject. The terms précis or synopsis are used in some publications to refer to the same thing that other publications might call an "abstract". In management reports, an executive summary usually contains more information (and often more sensitive information) than the abstract does.)
    • found: LCSH(subdivision --Abstracts. Use as a form subdivision under names of countries, cities, etc., and under classes of persons, ethnic groups, and topical headings for works that list publications on the subject and provide full bibliographical information together with substantive summaries or condensations of the facts, ideas, or opinions presented in each publication listed. Use under names of individual persons and corporate bodies for abstracts of works by or about the person or corporate body. Also use under types of publications for works that summarize the contents of those publications.)
    • found: Merriam-Webster online, June 25, 2014:abstract (a brief written statement of the main points or facts in a longer report, speech, etc. Synonyms: summary, breviary, brief, capsule, conspectus, digest, encapsulation, epitome, inventory, outline, précis, recap, recapitulation, résumé (or resume also resumé), roundup, rundown, run-through, sum, summa, summarization, summing-up, sum-up, synopsis, wrap-up) compendium (1: a brief summary of a larger work or of a field of knowledge : abstract) précis (plural précis; a brief summary of the main points and ideas of a piece of writing or speech. Synonyms: abstract, breviary, brief, capsule, conspectus, digest, encapsulation, epitome, inventory, outline, summary, recap, recapitulation, résumé (or resume also resumé), roundup, rundown, run-through, sum, summa, summarization, summing-up, sum-up, synopsis, wrap-up) synopsis (plural synopses; 1 : a condensed statement or outline (as of a narrative or treatise) : abstract. 2 : the abbreviated conjugation of a verb in one person only; epitome 1a: a summary of a written work)
    • found: Dictionary.com, Aug. 22, 2014(epitome 2. a condensed account, especially of a literary work; abstract) compendium (plural compendiums, compendia. Also compend. 1. a brief treatment or account of a subject, especially an extensive subject; concise treatise: a compendium of medicine. 2. a summary, epitome, or abridgment. 3. a full list or inventory)
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    • 2014-12-01: new
    • 2015-01-29: revised
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