noun, plural syn·op·ses [si-nop-seez] /sɪˈnɒp siz/.
Origin of synopsis
Examples from the Web for synopsis
With my third book, what was supposed to be the climax (at least, according to the synopsis) arrived on page 100.Michelle Gagnon’s How I Write Interview: When I Was a Russian Supper-Club Dancer|Noah Charney|September 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Grunwald offers a synopsis of the book in a Foreign Policy piece.The Real Obama Needs to Fight Five GOP Myths About the Imaginary Obama|Michael Tomasky|September 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Skim a synopsis of a Roth satire and you might think him only riotous, ludicrous and extravagant.The 13 Best Baseball Books: From ‘The Art of Fielding’ to ‘Moneyball’|Jimmy So|April 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
According to the synopsis of the WikiLeaks documents by The New York Times, the death toll in 2006 reached beyond 3,000 one month.
It is accompanied by a Synopsis of Indian Tribes, giving the families and tribes so far as known.Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico|John Wesley Powell
Give a synopsis of the progressive tenses of begin, using he as the subject.Business English|Rose Buhlig
This great lady is a kind of synopsis in high relief of all the fundamental characteristics of women of her rank.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
Nor is there any gain in rsum when 'summary' and 'synopsis' and 'abstract' are all available.Society for Pure English, Tract 5|Society for Pure English
Goin mentioned dentigerous elements and cranial co-ossification in his synopsis of the genera of hylids.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca|William E. Duellman
British Dictionary definitions for synopsis
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for synopsis
Word Origin and History 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).