Syntopical meaning

Referring to a type of analysis in which different works are compared and contrasted.

After finishing his syntopical reading of the leaders' speeches, he wrote an essay comparing the language used by Reagan, Carter, Gorbachev, and Qaddafi.

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Origin of syntopical

  • Coined by Mortimer Adler in "How to Read a Book". Derived from the term Syntopicon®, a two-volume topical guide published as part of the Great Books of the Western World series.

    From Wiktionary