précis

[prey-see, prey-see]
noun, plural précis [prey-seez, prey-seez] .
1.
a concise summary.
verb (used with object)
2.
to make a précis of.

Origin:
1750–60; < French, noun use of adj., literally, cut short. See precise

précis, precise.


1. digest, condensation, abstract.
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precis or précis (ˈpreɪsiː)
 
n , pl precis, précis
1.  a summary of the essentials of a text; abstract
 
vb
2.  (tr) to make a precis of
 
[C18: from French: precise]
 
précis or précis
 
n
 
vb
 
[C18: from French: precise]

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