synopsis

[ si-nop-sis ]
/ sɪˈnɒp sɪs /

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

a brief or condensed statement giving a general view of some subject.
a compendium of heads or short paragraphs giving a view of the whole.
a brief summary of the plot of a novel, motion picture, play, etc.

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Origin of synopsis

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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British Dictionary definitions for synopsis

synopsis
/ (sɪˈnɒpsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

a condensation or brief review of a subject; summary

Word Origin for synopsis

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