synopsis

[ si-nop-sis ]
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noun,plural syn·op·ses [si-nop-seez]. /sɪˈnɒp siz/.
  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.

  1. a brief summary of the plot of a novel, motion picture, play, etc.

Origin of synopsis

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First recorded in 1605–15; from Late Latin, from Greek sýnopsis, equivalent to syn-syn- + op- (suppletive stem of horân “to see”; cf. autopsy) + -sis-sis

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synopsis

/ (sɪˈnɒpsɪs) /


nounplural -ses (-siːz)
  1. a condensation or brief review of a subject; summary

Origin of synopsis

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C17: via Late Latin from Greek sunopsis, from syn- + opsis view

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