synopsis

noun syn·op·sis \ sə-ˈnäp-səs \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of synopsis

plural synopses play \-ˌsēz\
1 :a condensed statement or outline (as of a narrative or treatise) :abstract
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.

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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


SYNOPSIS Defined for English Language Learners

synopsis

noun

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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