noun, plural syn·op·ses [si-nop-seez] /sɪˈnɒp siz/.
- synoptic chart,
- synoptic gospels,
- synoptic meteorology
Origin of synopsis
Examples from the Web for synopses
The bane of my existence is the synopses that publishers request for a new novel or series.Michelle Gagnon’s How I Write Interview: When I Was a Russian Supper-Club Dancer|Noah Charney|September 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The synopses of the contents of Biblical books will be found helpful.The Literature of the Old Testament|George Foot Moore
I have retained the division into larger and smaller sections and the synopses of the various chapters.The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
We have in the First Epistle two synopses of the Gospel which correspond with a perfect precision to these claims.Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. John|William Alexander
Synopses of readings are given, and essays on leading characters and topics.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, January 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
These published sermons therefore are little better than synopses of what the prophet said, and necessarily imperfect.A New Witness for God (Volume 1 of 3)|B. H. Roberts
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for synopsis
1610s, from Late Latin synopsis "a synopsis," from Greek synopsis "general view," from a stem of synoran "to see altogether, all at once," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + horan "to see, view" (see warrant).