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Synopsis

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

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

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Applications can thus be developed effectively through middleware and services that access underlying object bases mediated by authentication, access control, auditing and accountability mechanisms, indexing, synopsizing, translation, and searching services.
Over the course of the meal, Beth coaxes Gary into synopsizing and partially performing the unfinished play for her, while pesky waitress-actress Viola (Havilah Brewster, overdoing it) offers feedback.
His approach offers an alternative to more orthodox synopsizing discussions of cultural theory.
Tasks such as searching for vendors, developing technical documents, traveling, and synopsizing the requirement are minimized when the GSA Schedules Program is used.
As it stands, the author spends so much time synopsizing each film's plot, even during his cinematic analysis, that the Comedy too frequently becomes an afterthought.