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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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Chapter 1, "Overview," synopsizes some of the major distinctions between private- and public-sector environments, emphasizing the different motivators (profits in the private-sector and a variety of political, legal, and operational priorities in government).
New service synopsizes markets, directly links government contract officials and company officers to candidate re-competes, new solicitations and active buying offices
This book is a testimony to the validity of this path; it synopsizes a remarkable historical body of evidence that provides (to an unbiased eye) important contributions to understanding human consciousness and its place in the physical world.