Precis meaning

prā'sē, prā-sē'
A concise summary of a book, article, or other text; an abstract.
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To make a précis of.
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Précis is defined as to create a short summary.

An example of précis is to write a 50-word summation of a novella.

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To make a précis of.
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A concise abridgment; summary; abstract.
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To write a précis of a work; to summarise, abridge.
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Origin of precis

  • French from Old French precis condensed precise
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French précis (“precise"), substantive use of the adjective.
    From Wiktionary