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précis

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noun pré·cis \prā-ˈsē, ˈprā-(ˌ)sē\

Simple Definition of précis

  • : a brief summary of the main points and ideas of a piece of writing or speech

Full Definition of précis

plural pré·cis play \-ˈsēz, -(ˌ)sēz\

  1. :  a concise summary of essential points, statements, or facts

Examples of précis

  1. a précis of the book's plot

  2. <a précis of the bill that the legislature is currently considering>



Origin of précis

French, from précis precise


First Known Use: 1760

Rhymes with précis


Learn More about précis

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "précis"


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