Definitions for synopsissɪˈnɒp sɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

syn•op•sis*sɪˈnɒp sɪs(n.)(pl.)-ses

  1. a brief or condensed statement giving a general view of some subject.

  2. a compendium of heads or short paragraphs giving a view of the whole.

  3. a brief summary of the plot of a novel, motion picture, play, etc.

    Category: Literature, Showbiz

* (-sēz).. Syn: See summary.

Origin of synopsis:

1605–15; < LL < Gk sýnopsis; see syn -, -opsis

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outline, synopsis, abstract, precis(noun)

    a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory


  1. synopsis(Noun)

    A brief summary of the major points of a written work, either as prose or as a table; an abridgment or condensation of a work.

  2. synopsis(Noun)

    A prayer book for use by the laity of the church.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Synopsis(noun)

    a general view, or a collection of heads or parts so arranged as to exhibit a general view of the whole; an abstract or summary of a discourse; a syllabus; a conspectus


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