noun pré·cis \prā-ˈsē, ˈprā-(ˌ)sē\

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

plural pré·cis \-ˈsēz, -(ˌ)sēz\

Full Definition of PRÉCIS

:  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


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