Part of speech: noun

A summary.

Part of speech:

Synoptic, synoptical.

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Usage examples "synopsis":

  1. Make a careful, working synopsis of the story, and I'll dip into the manuscript here and there when I come home to get a line on the style and general character of the thing." - "Walking-Stick Papers", Robert Cortes Holliday.
  2. The summing up was but a repetition of the same points, as viewed from opposite sides, a brief synopsis of the action of the play, dry, dull, and dignified. - "Growth of the Soil", Knut Hamsun.
  3. An intelligent and representative synopsis of a lecture or other public performance is rare. - "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.