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 for Synopses
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Abridgment; compendium; epitome; abstract; summary;
          syllabus; conspectus. See Abridgment.
          [1913 Webster] Synoptic

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