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Definition of gist noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

gist

 noun
noun
NAmE//dʒɪst//
 
the gist [singular] gist (of something)
 
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the main or general meaning of a piece of writing, a speech, or a conversation to get (= understand) the gist of an argument I missed the beginning of the lecture—can you give me the gist of what he said?
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