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Meaning of SYNOPSIS

Pronunciation:  si'nâpsis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
 

SYNOPSIS is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: abstract, outline, precis
 
 See Also: apercu, brief, epitome, summary

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Syn*op"sis\, n.; pl. {Synopses}. [L., from Gr. ?; sy`n
with, together + ? a sight, view, from the root seen in E.
optic.]
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.

      That the reader may see in one view the exactness of
      the method, as well as force of the argument, I shall
      here draw up a short synopsis of this epistle. --Bp.
                                               Warburton.

Syn: Abridgment; compendium; epitome; abstract; summary;
     syllabus; conspectus. See {Abridgment}.

 

 

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