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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
References in classic literature ?
Of all this mass of epic poetry only the scantiest fragments survive; but happily Photius has preserved to us an abridgment of the synopsis made of each poem of the "Trojan Cycle" by Proclus, i.e.
What the American Ambassador said in introducing me, as well as a synopsis of what I said, was widely published in England and in the American papers at the time.
A flash of eagerness suffused the face of Alexey Alexandrovitch as he rapidly wrote out a synopsis of these ideas for his own benefit.
Wopsle's great-aunt may be resolved into the following synopsis. The pupils ate apples and put straws down one another's backs, until Mr Wopsle's great-aunt collected her energies, and made an indiscriminate totter at them with a birch-rod.
Synopsis: It is about a man whose beliefs on reality are tested when people are accused of a crime they believe to not have committed.
The synopsis includes regulations and information that aim to ensure the conservation of wildlife or habitat, maintain or enhance recreational opportunities and address safety concerns.
The first prize winner will receive a $50 Visa gift card and a critique of his or her full synopsis and first five-chapters.
Synopsis: Three different identities meet in Dubai: a young Arab man struggling with cultural identity, an Indian taxi driver who looks like a famous Bollywood star, and a Romanian flight attendant who was once a ballet dancer.
The Synopsis surveys academic theology in the Reformed church shortly after its codification at the international Synod of Dort (1618-19), occasioned by the clash with Remonstrants in the Dutch Republic.
Synopsis: After surviving the Death March, Martial Law and the loss of his legs, Justino became an atheist.
Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioural Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry is a genuine world best-seller among psychiatry treatises, with a tradition spanning over more than 40 years.
Synopsis: The fifth-ranked Spartans took a 24-14 lead late in the third quarter, then held off a rally by the seventh-ranked Ducks.