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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory;
[syn: outline, synopsis, abstract, precis]


VERB (1)

1. make a summary (of);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pr'ecis \Pr['e]`cis"\ (pr[asl]`s[=e]"), n. [F. See Precise.] A concise or abridged statement or view; an abstract; a summary. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

precis \precis\ v. t. To make a precis of. [WordNet 1.5]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "precis": abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridgment, abstract, apocope, brief, capsule, compend, compression, condensation, condensed version, conspectus, curtailment, digest, draft, elision, ellipsis, epitome, foreshortening, head, outline, overview, pandect, recap, recapitulation, reduction, retrenchment, review, rubric, shortened version, shortening, skeleton, sketch, summary, summation, survey, syllabus, syncope, synopsis, telescoping, thumbnail sketch, topical outline, truncation