Synopses
Synopsis Syn*op"sis, n.; pl. {Synopses}. [L., from Gr. ?; sy`n 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. [1913 Webster]

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. --Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Abridgment; compendium; epitome; abstract; summary; syllabus; conspectus. See {Abridgment}. [1913 Webster]


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