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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