précis Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “précis” in the English Dictionary

"précis" in British English

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précisnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpreɪ.si/
a ​shortform of a ​text that gives only the ​importantparts: You have all been given a précis of the ​report.
précis
verb [T] uk   us  
If I may précis the president's words - "This ​country will never give in to ​terrorism."
(Definition of précis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"précis" in American English

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précisnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpreɪ·si, preɪˈsi/ (plural précis  /ˈpreɪ·siz, preɪˈsiz/ ) fml
a ​shortform of a ​text that gives only the ​importantparts
(Definition of précis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"précis" in Business English

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précisnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpreɪsi/ (plural précis) formal
a ​shortpiece of a writing that gives only the ​main facts or ​ideas about something: The ​newspaperprinted a subjective précis of the damning ​report.

précisverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈpreɪsi/ formal
to ​express the ​main facts or ​ideas about something in a ​shortpiece of writing: Candidates were ​asked to précis the ​presentation, ​adding one or two suggestions of their own.
(Definition of précis from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “précis”
in Spanish resumen…
in Vietnamese bản tóm tắt…
in Malaysian ringkasan karangan…
in Thai บทคัดย่อ…
in French résumé…
in German die Zusammenfassung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 提要,概略,梗概…
in Indonesian ikhtisar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 提要,概略,梗概…
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