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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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Both retellings, as strange and memorable as the original tales, are embellished with synopsises of the originals by Penny Thomas and enlightening afterwords by the authors.
She said, 'We will read anything, by anyone and we always give feedback on scripts or synopsises.