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English definition of “précis”

précis

noun [C] uk   /ˈpreɪ.si/ us  
a short form of a text that gives only the important parts: You have all been given a précis of the report.Summaries and summarisingAccounts and stories
précis
verb [T] uk   us  
If I may précis the president's words - "This country will never give in to terrorism."Summaries and summarisingAccounts and stories
(Definition of précis from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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