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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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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.
Marotti's excellent anthology goes a long way in synopsizing such elemental changes - changes still utilizing Donne's self-referentiality - in the poet's canonical studies; each of the seven essays included in this edition, all published since 1977, historicize Donne's multifarious writings, complementing each other by directing their attentions in markedly different ways.
A critical component of the discovery process; document review includes reviewing, organizing, coding and synopsizing scanned documents in preparation for litigation or in connection with due diligence for a large transaction or as a risk management tool.