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precis (n.)

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

updated on October 13, 2020

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Definitions of precis from WordNet
1
precis (v.)
make a summary (of);
2
precis (n.)
a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory;
Synonyms: outline / synopsis / abstract
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