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 for precis
From 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
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  precis \precis\ v. t.
     To make a precis of.
     [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or
           theory [syn: outline, synopsis, abstract, precis]
      v 1: make a summary (of)

From 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

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