Meaning of “précis” in the English Dictionary

"précis" in British English

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précisnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpreɪ.si/ us /ˈpreɪ.si/

a short form of a text that gives only the important parts:

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 short form of a text that gives only the important parts

(Definition of “précis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"précis" in Business English

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précisnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpreɪsi/ us plural précis formal

a short piece of a writing that gives only the main facts or ideas about something:

The newspaper printed a subjective précis of the damning report.

précisverb [ T ]

uk /ˈpreɪsi/ us formal

to express the main facts or ideas about something in a short piece 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)