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On what you wrote under Second: The construction here is basically a relative clause. You can pick it apart as follows: Zusammenfassung (abstract): short text (kurzer Text), which (der) ... + verb. The verb in this case is "wiedergeben" in third person, so Zusammenfassung: kurzer Text, der ... wiedergibt. wiedergeben requires an accusative ...
Your definitions look correct to me (though to be fussy I'd say "it renders a longer text into a short one"). The verb is indeed "wiedergeben", and the object is "den Inhalt eines längeren Textes" (which hopefully also explains the accusative "den Inhalt"). "Wiedergeben" is a separable verb, but since the sentence you're looking at is a subordinate ...
In the context of a paper or an article it is the "abstract", where you explain in a couple of sentences the problem you are dealing with, and in two or three sentences more you give a brief overview of your results. I hope with this example you can have a better idea of the meaning of Zusammenfassung.
The wiki seems quite helpful on this Firstly the citation (which seems to be from the verb erschrecken/erschreckte/hat erschrocken from the above link) gives the last form not correct. It's erschrecken/erschreckte/hat erschreckt but when do you use the reflexive "sich erschrecken"? This is colloquial and is not found in written form ...
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