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synopsis


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Synopsis  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  synopsis 
  n  :  a  summary  of  the  main  points  of  an  argument  or  theory  [syn: 
  {outline},  {abstract},  {precis}] 




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