Complete Definition of "synopsis"

was wotd|2007|August|14
see|Synopsis
English

Etymology
From LL. synopsis#Latin|synopsis, itself from AGr. polytonic|ÏÏνοÏÎ¹Ï (sunopsis) < polytonic|ÏÏν (sun) "with" + polytonic|á½ÏÎ¹Ï (opsis) "view"

Pronunciation
italbrac|RP IPA|/sɪËnÉpsɪs/, SAMPA|/sI"nQpsIs/
italbrac|US IPA|/sɪËnÉËpsɪs/, SAMPA|/sI"nA:psIs/
audio|en-us-synopsis.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun|synopses

  1. A brief summary of the major points of a written work, either as prose or as a table; an abridgment or condensation of a work.
  2. context|Orthodoxy A prayer book for use by the laity of the church.

Synonyms
italbrac|brief summary: abridgment, abstract, conspectus, outline, overview, summary

Related terms
synoptic
synoptical
synoptically
synoptist

Translations
trans-top|a brief summary
Croatian: sinopsis m, sažetak m
French: abrégé m, précis m, résumé m
Finnish: tiivistelmä, yhteenveto, synopsis
German: Synopse f, Ãbersicht f, Zusammenfassung f
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Italian: sommario
Japanese: JAchar|大æ (taii)
Polish: streszczenie m
Russian: конÑÐ¿ÐµÐºÑ m, кÑаÑкий Ð¾Ð±Ð·Ð¾Ñ m; ÑинопÑÐ¸Ñ m
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Category:English nouns with irregular plurals


French

Pronunciation
IPA|/sinÉpsis/, SAMPA|/sinOpsis/

Noun
fr-noun|mf|plural=synopsis

  1. f A general overview or synoptic table of a topic.
  2. media m Plot summary of a movie.

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