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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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Synopsis The rebels have destroyed the Empire's Death Star and Darth Vader is hunting for their secret base.
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SYNOPSIS Edina and Patsy find themselves lodging at a sad little piece of real estate in France while on holiday, and the lack of facilities requires their rescue by Saffron and Bubble.
Baz (Scott Speedman) shares new information with Pope (Shawn Hatosy) about Catherine's (Danielle Alonso) disappearance," the synopsis states.
At the same time, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) makes a public plea for Lucious to give him paternity of Bella during his return to Empire Xstream," the synopsis for  "Empire" Season 3, episode 15 says.
Spencer (Troian Bellisario) confronts her mother (Lesley Fera) about keeping family secrets," the synopsis for the Freeform series says.
Meanwhile, Daphne competes against Mingo (Adam Hagenbuch) for a paid internship," the "Long Live Love" synopsis says.
Joseline wants to gather friends and asks for Melissa's help," the synopsis for the VH1 series teases.
Rasheeda (Frost) deals with the blow of Kirk's infidelity," the synopsis teases.