Synopsis definitions

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A brief outline or general view, as of a subject or written work; an abstract or a summary.
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A statement giving a brief, general review or condensation; summary.
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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.
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(Orthodoxy) A prayer book for use by the laity of the church.
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The definition of synopsis is a brief summary or a condensed version.

An example of a synopsis is the description of a book on the back of the cover.

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Origin of synopsis

From Late Latin synopsis, itself from Ancient Greek σύνοψις (sunopsis), from σύν (sun, “with") + ὄψις (opsis, “view")