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English definition of “précis”


noun [C]     /ˈpreɪ.si/
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] If I may précis the president's words - "This country will never give in to terrorism ."Summaries and summarisingAccounts and stories
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