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Definition of precis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

precis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpreɪsiː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//preɪˈsiː//
 
[countable, uncountable] (pl. precis
BrE BrE//ˈpreɪsiːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//preɪˈsiːz//
 
)
 
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a short version of a speech or a piece of writing that gives the main points or ideas synonym summary to write/give/make a precis of a report Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from French précis, literally ‘precise’ (adjective used as a noun).

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