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syn·op·sis / səˈnäpsis/ • n. (pl. -ses / -ˌsēz/ ) a brief summary or general survey of something: a synopsis of the accident. ∎  an outline of the plot of a book, play, movie, or episode of a television show. DERIVATIVES: syn·op·size / -ˌsīz/ v.

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synopsis XVII. — late L. — Gr. súnopsis, f. SYN- + ópsis view.
So synoptic XVIII, synoptical XVII; see OPTIC.

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SYNOPSIS

A summary; a brief statement, less than the whole.

A synopsis is a condensation of something—for example, a synopsis of a trial record.