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A summary; a brief statement, less than the whole.

A synopsis is a condensation of something—for example, a synopsis of a trial record.


noun abridgment, abstract, brief, compend, compendium, condensation, conspectus, digest, epitome, minute, outline, recapitulation, review, summarium, summary, summation
See also: abridgment, abstract, brief, capsule, compendium, digest, pandect, paraphrase, prospectus, restatement, scenario, summary
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html) Spoiler TV has published the episode titles of the final three episodes and the one-life brief synopses of these episodes.
Directed towards a high school and beginning undergraduate audience, the entries in this 3-volume reference provide basic biographical information, lists of works, and plot synopses of the major works for 136 American and 9 Canadian writers.
Separating the table of contents from the chapter synopses, however, makes research somewhat inconvenient.