- Précis is defined as to create a short summary.
An example of précis is to write a 50-word summation of a novella.
transitive verbprécised, précis·ing, précis·es
Origin of precisFrench, from Old French precis, condensed; see precise.
(third-person singular simple present prÃ©cises, present participle prÃ©cising, simple past and past participle prÃ©cised)
From French prÃ©cis (“precise"), substantive use of the adjective.