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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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After a brief discussion of racism in America, the chapter synopsizes sf that constructs metaphors for racism using non-human characters--robots, aliens, animals--as written by white authors: Robert Silverberg, Gardner Dozois, Philip K.
The IP Team facilitates architectural discussions, synopsizes technology threads, and supports the specification editorial process.
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In a textbook for a first-semester college Latin course, Mondon synopsizes every major grammatical point usually taught in such a course.
In this 2007 edition of her annual series, she rates and synopsizes 100 books for K-6 readers published in the last year.
This paper synopsizes the central findings of a 2-year empirical study into how the new rhetorical situations presented by hypertext affect the writing process and thus impact upon literacy and education.