Incorrect spelling, explanation: it may seem that the word summary comes from the base word sum, so it should be spelled
sumary, but it’s incorrect. In fact, the word sum with one m is based on the Latin summa. The second m is useless in the shortened English word sum, but it is necessary to keep it in summary.
Correct spelling, explanation: summary is based on the Latin word summa, which is the main base for the spelling of the current English version of the word. If you think about it, the double m in summary is also very intuitive to pronounce, so it’s important to keep it in its place.
Definition of summary:
1. a brief description or list of the most important qualities of something.
I knew I would like this movie just after reading the summary.
1. a quality of being a condensation of the most important points of something
In order not to waste time, we prepared a summary list of everyone’s duties.
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