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syn·op·sis

 (sĭ-nŏp′sĭs)
n. pl. syn·op·ses (-sēz)
A brief outline or general view, as of a subject or written work; an abstract or a summary.

[Late Latin, from Greek sunopsis, general view : sun-, syn- + opsis, view; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

synopsis

(sɪˈnɒpsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a condensation or brief review of a subject; summary
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek sunopsis, from syn- + opsis view]

syn•op•sis

(sɪˈnɒp sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
1. a brief or condensed statement giving a general view of some subject.
2. a compendium of heads or short paragraphs giving a view of the whole.
3. a brief summary of the plot of a novel, motion picture, play, etc.
[1605–15; < Late Latin < Greek sýnopsis; see syn-, -opsis]
syn: See summary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synopsis - a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theorysynopsis - a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
summary, sum-up - a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions"
brief - a condensed written summary or abstract
apercu - a short synopsis
epitome - a brief abstract (as of an article or book)

synopsis

noun summary, review, résumé, outline, abstract, digest, epitome, rundown, condensation, compendium, précis, aperçu (French), abridgment, conspectus, outline sketch For each title there is a brief synopsis of the book.

synopsis

noun
A short summary or version prepared by cutting down a larger work:
Translations
synopsistiivistelmäyhteenveto

synopsis

[sɪˈnɒpsɪs] N (synopses (pl)) [sɪˈnɒpsiːz]sinopsis f inv

synopsis

[sɪˈnɒpsɪs] [synopses] [sɪˈnɒpsiːz] (pl) nsynopsis f

synopsis

n pl <synopses> → Abriss mder Handlung; (of article, book)Zusammenfassung f

synopsis

[sɪˈnɒpsɪs] n (synopses (pl)) [sɪˈnɒpsiːz] (of plot) → trama
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Waldman does an excellent job of providing background information and synopsizing main points from the works of other historians who have written on the same subject.
What won't change is what the film, in its current state, does so well: synopsizing all that's come before, juggling dozens of dates, events and people, without ever losing the narrative flow.
The same goals are apparent: First, to humanize the giants of Jewish exegesis of the Hebrew Bible by synopsizing the history of their epochs--in this case the Crusader period--and by looking into their personal life; second, to explain and discuss their methodology of explication, which means, as in volume I, extensive discussion of pshat and drash.