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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.
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.
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.
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Synopsis Malcolm is a child psychologist shot by one of his patients.
Following that, the synopsis summarizes only the most salient facts.
You can download the complete M&A Synopsis for the most recent quarter by clicking "Free M&A Synopsis" at http:\\zephyr.
The service carries a summary of key bills as they move through the House and Senate and includes a synopsis of the purpose, content and support for the legislation, their procedural and political status, outlines of the procedural paths that lie ahead for each bill and the prospects for enactment.