abstract, a brief summary of the work

justwondering...

Senior Member
Wales - english
Bonjour tout le monde,

I am wondering if the english word "abstract" (a brief summary of the work, placed at the beginning of any MA or PHD thesis) is translated as:

"abstrait" or "résumé" in French?

Does anyone out there happpen to know?

Merci d'avance.
 
  • mabar207

    Member
    Canada-Français
    Hi,

    "Résumé" is the right word, "abstrait" doesn't mean summary in French. You might want to check "synthèse" as well.

    "Au sens large, la synthèse est un exposé global donnant un aperçu général, une vue d'ensemble, plus ou moins exhaustive" -wikipedia
     
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