Pronunciation: (soom'u, sum'u), [key]
—pl. sum•maePronunciation: (soom'ī, sum'ē), [key] sum•mas.
1. a comprehensive work or series of works covering, synthesizing, or summarizing a particular field or subject.
2. a work or series of works that is a summary of all human knowledge.
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