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PRECIS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does precis mean? 

PRECIS (noun)
  The noun PRECIS has 1 sense:

1. a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

  Familiarity information: PRECIS used as a noun is very rare.


PRECIS (verb)
  The verb PRECIS has 1 sense:

1. make a summary (of)

  Familiarity information: PRECIS used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRECIS (noun)


Sense 1precis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

precis; synopsis; abstract; outline

Hypernyms ("precis" is a kind of...):

sum-up; summary (a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "precis"):

brief (a condensed written summary or abstract)

apercu (a short synopsis)

epitome (a brief abstract (as of an article or book))


PRECIS (verb)


Sense 1precis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a summary (of)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "precis" is one way to...):

resume; sum up; summarise; summarize (give a summary (of))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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