What does synopsis mean?

Definitions for synopsissɪˈnɒp sɪs

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Synopsis

    si-nop′sis, n. a view of the whole together: a collective or general view of any subject:—pl. Synop′sēs.—adjs. Synop′tic, -al, affording a general view of the whole.—adv. Synop′tically.—n. Synop′tist, one of the writers of the Synoptic Gospels.—adj. Synoptis′tic.—The Synoptic Gospels, a name first used by Griesbach for the first three gospels, those of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which present such a similarity in matter and form that they readily admit of being brought under one and the same combined view or synopsis. [Gr. synopsissyn, with, together, opsis, a view.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of synopsis in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of synopsis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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