precis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v precis make a summary (of)
    • n precis a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Précis A concise or abridged statement or view; an abstract; a summary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Precis prā-sē′ a precise or abridged statement: an abstract: summary.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Precise
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

Now, sir, here is a precis of evidence, nearly complete, written out clearly by Sergeant Coombes.
"Dope" by Sax Rohmer
Desperate are the sallies of the besieged; brave Precy, their National Colonel and Commandant, doing what is in man: desperate but ineffectual.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
I heard myself shouting a confused precis of the plot.
"Seven Men" by Max Beerbohm
If we add the Precis of the Reign of Louis XV.
"The Idea of Progress" by J. B. Bury
Boum avait son idee, il etait venu dans un but tres precis.
"Histoires grises" by E. Edouard Tavernier
MARTENS, FREDERICK DE, German diplomatist and publicist, born at Hamburg; author of a "Precis du Droit des Gens" (1756-1821).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
A brief precis of 'cases' may show how these elements of noise, on one side, and apparitions, on the other, are commonly blended.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
This catalogue (nearly 600 pages) is a marvellous precis of the works of the human spirit.
"Shandygaff" by Christopher Morley
I said at the beginning of this precis of a gigantic campaign that it was not of great profit to Venice; nor was it.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
Precis sur la vie et les exploits de Jeanne d'Arc, ses portraits.
"Joan of Arc" by Ronald Sutherland Gower
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In poetry:

"Ahi!... Vane preci!... Nel pensier la vita
"Mi langue!... Come spugna inaridita
"Mi sta il cervel nel cranio!
"Ahime`!... La luce mi nega i colori!
"Ahime`!... Un profumo mi niegano i fiori
"E la Musa un esametro!"
"Anacreonte" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

For stations purchasing Precis v3.12, Bitcentral will offer a free upgrade to Précis 4.0 when available.
25"/33" x 120" Barcorp Preci-Turn, 12"3-Jaw.
25"/33" x 120 Barcorp Preci-Turn Gap Bed Engine Lathe.
At the upcoming NAB Show, Bitcentral will unveil MediaNow, a robust ENPS workflow enhancement across its Precis, Oasis, and Create product lines.
Fisher Communications has tapped BitCentral to provide its Precis play-to-air system in four Oregon stations.
Precis enables national and regional broadcast outlets to upgrade to a file-based news workflow from ingest to air.
We feel that there is a definite need with an application this precis...
The World Floor Covering Association received the Golden Thinker Award from North American Precis Syndicate.
Trade In To Trade Up By NAPS, North American Precis Syndicate pressofAtlanticCity.com.
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In science:

Om precies te zijn bestuderen we interne ruimten die zogenaamde Calabi-Yau vari¨eteiten vormen, en wel Calabi-Yau vari¨eteiten die gemodelleerd zijn in termen van een Riemannoppervlak.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
Sourcelike is an extension to pointfit (described in Abdo et al. 2010b), which was developed to efficiently create Test Statistic map s and localize catalog sources with little sacrifice of precis ion. pointfit bins the sky in position and energy and increases efficiency by scaling the spatial bin size with energy.
Detection of the Pulsar Wind Nebula HESS J1825-137 with the Fermi Large Area Telescope
Orientifold pr´ecis – by Jacques Distler, Daniel Freed, and Gregory Moore .
Survey of mathematical foundations of QFT and perturbative string theory
Het was snel duidelijk dat er iets nieuws was ontdekt, al wist nog niemand precies wat.
Radio Pulsars
Iedere keer als ´e ´en van die bundels radiostraling over de aarde zwiept zie je een radioflits, precies zoals een vuurtoren dat doet met gewoon licht (zie figuur 1).
Radio Pulsars
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