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synopsis n : a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory [syn: outline, abstract, precis] [also: synopses (pl)]

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From synopsis, itself from (sunopsis) < (sun) "with" + (opsis) "view"


  • italbrac RP /sɪˈnɒpsɪs/, /sI"nQpsIs/
  • italbrac US /sɪˈnɑːpsɪs/, /sI"nA:psIs/


  1. A brief summary of the major points of a written work, either as prose or as a table; an abridgment or condensation of a work.
  2. In the context of "Orthodoxy": A prayer book for use by the laity of the church.


a brief summary



  • /sinɔpsis/, /sinOpsis/


  1. A general overview or synoptic table of a topic.
  2. Plot summary of a movie.

Extensive Definition

Synopsis may refer to:

See also

  • Synopsys, Inc. - a company operating in the electronic design automation industry
synopsis in Russian: Синопсис

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