- a concise summary.
- to make a précis of.
Origin of précis
1750–60; < French, noun use of adj., literally, cut short. See precise
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1. digest, condensation, abstract.
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- a summary of the essentials of a text; abstract
- (tr) to make a precis of
C18: from French: precise
Word Origin and History for precising
1760, from French noun use of Middle French précis "cut short, condensed" (see precise). As a verb, from 1856.
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