- 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.
- (context, Orthodoxy) A prayer book for use by the laity of the church.
Etymology: From synopsisLatin, synopsis, itself from Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (sunopsis) < (polytonic, ) (sun) "with" + (polytonic, á) (opsis) "view"
- French: abrégé , précis , résumé
- German: Synopse , íbersicht , Zusammenfassung
- Italian: sommario
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