précis

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noun pré·cis \prā-ˈsē, ˈprā-(ˌ)sē\

Definition of précis

plural

précis

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

Examples of précis in a sentence

  1. a précis of the book's plot

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

Origin and Etymology of précis

French, from précis precise


First Known Use: 1760


PRÉCIS Defined for English Language Learners

précis

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noun pré·cis \prā-ˈsē, ˈprā-(ˌ)sē\

Definition of précis for English Language Learners

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


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