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



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 Originmid 18th cent.: from French précis, literally ‘precise’ (adjective used as a noun).

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