Syn*op"sis (?), n.; pl. Synopses (#). [L., from Gr. ; with, together + a sight, view, from the root seen in E. optic.]
A general view, or a collection of heads or parts so arranged as to exhibit a general view of the whole; an abstract or summary of a discourse; a syllabus; a conspectus.
That the reader may see in one view the exactness of the method, as well as force of the argument, I shall here draw up a short synopsis of this epistle.
Syn. -- Abridgment; compendium; epitome; abstract; summary; syllabus; conspectus. See Abridgment.
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