synopsis

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noun syn·op·sis \sə-ˈnäp-səs\

Definition of synopsis

plural

synopses

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  1. 1 :  a condensed statement or outline (as of a narrative or treatise) :  abstract

  2. 2 :  the abbreviated conjugation of a verb in one person only

Examples of synopsis in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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


SYNOPSIS Defined for English Language Learners

synopsis

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noun syn·op·sis \sə-ˈnäp-səs\

Definition of synopsis for English Language Learners

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



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