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[suhm-ing-uhp] /ˈsʌm ɪŋˈʌp/
noun, plural summings-up.
a summation or statement made for the purpose of reviewing the basic concepts or principles of an argument, story, explanation, testimony, or the like, and usually presented at the end.
1780-90; sum up + -ing1 Unabridged
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  • Few writers can resist the lure of closure-some form of summing-up or leave-taking.
  • So unless some sort of procedural irregularity has occurred during the trial any appeal has to be based on the judge's summing-up.
  • Few were better at the brisk summing-up and the clear, no-nonsense decision.
British Dictionary definitions for summing-up


a review or summary of the main points of an argument, speech, etc
a direction regarding the law and a summary of the evidence, given by a judge in his address to the jury before they retire to consider their verdict
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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