précis

[prey-see, prey-see]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to make a précis of.

Origin of précis

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

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British Dictionary definitions for precising

precis

prcis

noun plural precis or précis (ˈpreɪsiːz)
  1. a summary of the essentials of a text; abstract
verb
  1. (tr) to make a precis of

Word Origin for precis

C18: from French: precise
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Word Origin and History for precising

precis

n.

1760, from French noun use of Middle French précis "cut short, condensed" (see precise). As a verb, from 1856.

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