noun syn·op·sis \sə-ˈnäp-səs\

: a short description of the most important information about something : a summary or outline

plural syn·op·ses\-ˌsēz\

Full Definition of SYNOPSIS

:  a condensed statement or outline (as of a narrative or treatise) :  abstract
:  the abbreviated conjugation of a verb in one person only

Examples of SYNOPSIS

  1. <I don't need to know every little plot twist; just give me a synopsis of the movie.>

Origin of SYNOPSIS

Late Latin, from Greek, literally, comprehensive view, from synopsesthai to be going to see together, from syn- + opsesthai to be going to see — more at optic
First Known Use: 1603


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