Definition of precis in English:

precis

Line breaks: pre¦cis
Pronunciation: /ˈpreɪsi
 
/

noun (plural same /-siːz/)

verb (precises /-siːz/, precising /-siːɪŋ/, precised /-siːd/)

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Origin

mid 18th century: from French précis, literally 'precise' (adjective used as a noun).

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