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précis

pré·cis [or] pre·cis

précis [or] precis

 
pronunciation:
preI si [or] preI si
part of speech: noun
inflections: précis
definition: a brief summary, usu. of a written text; condensation.
Having read only the précis and not the article in its entirety, he was in no position to discuss the details of the study.
synonyms:
abstract, brief, conspectus, summary, synopsis
similar words:
abridgment, compendium, epitome, outline, overview