précis

[ prey-see, prey-see ]
/ preɪˈsi, ˈpreɪ si /
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noun, plural pré·cis [prey-seez, prey-seez]. /preɪˈsiz, ˈpreɪ siz/.

a concise summary.

verb (used with object)

to make a précis of.

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Origin of précis

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH précis

précis , precise
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British Dictionary definitions for précis

precis

prcis

/ (ˈpreɪsiː) /

noun plural precis or précis (ˈpreɪsiːz)

a summary of the essentials of a text; abstract

verb

(tr) to make a precis of

Word Origin for precis

C18: from French: precise
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