Definition of précis in English:


Syllabification: pré·cis
Pronunciation: /prāˈsē, ˈprāsē

noun (plural same )

verb (précises /prāˈsēz, ˈprāsēz/, précised, précising)

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  • Make a précis of (a text or speech).
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    • She wrote one of the best and most intelligent dissections of the case, and to precis her, she pointed out that Martin and the man had a lot in common.
    • In order to do that successfully he will have to develop smart new ways of searching to find what he wants quickly and easily, and be able to access it instantaneously and precis it intelligently to give him exactly what he needs.
    • Could somebody precis the conclusion for me please?


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

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