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pré·cis

 (prā′sē, prā-sē′)
n. pl. pré·cis (prā′sēz, prā-sēz′)
A concise summary of a book, article, or other text; an abstract.
tr.v. précised, précis·ing, précis·es
To make a précis of.

[French, from Old French precis, condensed; see precise.]

precis

(ˈpreɪsiː) or

précis

n, pl precis or précis (ˈpreɪsiːz)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a summary of the essentials of a text; abstract
vb
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (tr) to make a precis of
[C18: from French: precise]

pré•cis

(preɪˈsi, ˈpreɪ si)

n., pl. -cis (-ˈsiz, -siz)

v. -cised, -cis•ing. n.
1. a concise summary.
v.t.
2. to make a précis of.
[1750–60; < French, n. use of adj., literally, cut short. See precise]

precis


Past participle: precised
Gerund: precising

Imperative
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Present
I precis
you precis
he/she/it precises
we precis
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Preterite
I precised
you precised
he/she/it precised
we precised
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Present Continuous
I am precising
you are precising
he/she/it is precising
we are precising
you are precising
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Present Perfect
I have precised
you have precised
he/she/it has precised
we have precised
you have precised
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Past Continuous
I was precising
you were precising
he/she/it was precising
we were precising
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Past Perfect
I had precised
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we had precised
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Future
I will precis
you will precis
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Future Perfect
I will have precised
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Future Continuous
I will be precising
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been precising
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we have been precising
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been precising
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been precising
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we had been precising
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Conditional
I would precis
you would precis
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we would precis
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Past Conditional
I would have precised
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precis


Past participle: précised
Gerund: précising

Imperative
precis
precis
Present
I precis
you precis
he/she/it précises
we precis
you precis
they precis
Preterite
I précised
you précised
he/she/it précised
we précised
you précised
they précised
Present Continuous
I am précising
you are précising
he/she/it is précising
we are précising
you are précising
they are précising
Present Perfect
I have précised
you have précised
he/she/it has précised
we have précised
you have précised
they have précised
Past Continuous
I was précising
you were précising
he/she/it was précising
we were précising
you were précising
they were précising
Past Perfect
I had précised
you had précised
he/she/it had précised
we had précised
you had précised
they had précised
Future
I will precis
you will precis
he/she/it will precis
we will precis
you will precis
they will precis
Future Perfect
I will have précised
you will have précised
he/she/it will have précised
we will have précised
you will have précised
they will have précised
Future Continuous
I will be précising
you will be précising
he/she/it will be précising
we will be précising
you will be précising
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been précising
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been précising
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you will have been précising
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been précising
you had been précising
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we had been précising
you had been précising
they had been précising
Conditional
I would precis
you would precis
he/she/it would precis
we would precis
you would precis
they would precis
Past Conditional
I would have précised
you would have précised
he/she/it would have précised
we would have précised
you would have précised
they would have précised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.precis - a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theoryprecis - a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
summary, sum-up - a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions"
brief - a condensed written summary or abstract
apercu - a short synopsis
epitome - a brief abstract (as of an article or book)
Verb1.precis - make a summary (of)
sum up, summarize, summarise, resume - give a summary (of); "he summed up his results"; "I will now summarize"

précis

noun
1. summary, résumé, outline, abstract, sketch, digest, rundown, condensation, compendium, synopsis, aperçu (French), abridgment a nine-page précis of the manuscript
verb
1. summarize, outline, abstract, sum up, shorten, compress, condense, abridge a cleverly precised distillation of everything he had written
Translations
مُلَخَّص، تَلْخيص
souhrn
resumésammendrag

précis

[ˈpreɪsiː]
A. N (précis (pl)) → resumen m
B. VThacer un resumen de, resumir

précis

[ˈpreɪsiː ˈpreɪsiːz] [précis] (pl) nprécis m

précis

nZusammenfassung f; (Sch) → Inhaltsangabe f

précis

[ˈpreɪsiː] n (précis (pl)) → riassunto

précis

(ˈpreisiː) , ((American also) preiˈsi:) nounplural ˈprécis (-z)
a summary of a piece of writing.
References in classic literature ?
"I know she goes in for giving a rapid precis of all her guests.
The task is not in truth the writing in the narrative form a precis of a strange human document, but the rendering--I perceive it now clearly--of the moral conditions ruling over a large portion of this earth's surface; conditions not easily to be understood, much less discovered in the limits of a story, till some key-word is found; a word that could stand at the back of all the words covering the pages; a word which, if not truth itself, may perchance hold truth enough to help the moral discovery which should be the object of every tale.
The CSS 2019 examination had two mistakes in the English precis and composition paper.
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Ladies fashion label Precis is offering Western Mail readers the chance to win pounds 1,000 to spend in store.
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David then presented a precis of the multiple threads of the history and activities of the Birmingham Civic Society including its tree planting achievements and valued input into the planning process of many Birmingham landmark projects.