The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for Synopsis
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.
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Abridgment; compendium; epitome; abstract; summary;
          syllabus; conspectus. See Abridgment.
          [1913 Webster] Synoptic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or
           theory [syn: outline, synopsis, abstract, precis]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "synopsis":
     abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridgement, abridgment,
     abstract, apercu, apocope, breviary, brief, capsule, compend,
     compendium, compression, condensation, condensed version,
     conspectus, curtailment, digest, draft, elision, ellipsis, epitome,
     epitomization, foreshortening, head, outline, overview, pandect,
     precis, recap, recapitulation, reduction, resume, retrenchment,
     review, rubric, shortened version, shortening, skeleton, sketch,
     summary, summation, survey, syllabus, syncope, telescoping,
     thumbnail sketch, topical outline, truncation

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229