Synoptic
Synoptic Syn*op"tic, n. One of the first three Gospels of the New Testament. See {Synoptist}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Synoptic — is derived from the Greek words συν (syn = together) and οψις (opsis = seeing), and describes observations that give a broad view of a subject at a particular time. Specific uses include: *Synoptic scale meteorology *Synoptic Gospels *SynOptics… …   Wikipedia

  • Synoptic — Syn*op tic, Synoptical Syn*op tic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. synoptique. See {Synopsis}.] Affording a general view of the whole, or of the principal parts of a thing; as, a synoptic table; a synoptical statement of an argument. The synoptic Gospels.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • synoptic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of, forming, or involving a synopsis. 2) (Synoptic) referring to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which describe events from a similar point of view, as contrasted with that of John …   English terms dictionary

  • synoptic — [si näp′tik] adj. [ModL synopticus < Gr synoptikos] 1. of or constituting a synopsis; presenting a general view or summary 2. [often S ] giving an account from the same point of view: said of the first three Gospels, as distinguished from the… …   English World dictionary

  • synoptic — index broad, compact (pithy), comprehensive, concise, succinct Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • synoptic — 1763, from Mod.L. synopticus, from Gk. synoptikos, from synopsis (see SYNOPSIS (Cf. synopsis)). Specifically of the first three Gospels from 1841, on notion of giving an account of events from the same point of view …   Etymology dictionary

  • synoptic — adj. & n. adj. 1 of, forming, or giving a synopsis. 2 taking or affording a comprehensive mental view. 3 of the Synoptic Gospels. 4 giving a general view of weather conditions. n. 1 a Synoptic Gospel. 2 the writer of a Synoptic Gospel. Phrases… …   Useful english dictionary

  • synoptic — synoptically, adv. /si nop tik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or constituting a synopsis; affording or taking a general view of the principal parts of a subject. 2. (often cap.) taking a common view: used chiefly in reference to the first three Gospels… …   Universalium

  • synoptic — /səˈnɒptɪk / (say suh noptik) adjective 1. relating to or constituting a synopsis; affording or taking a general view of the whole or of the principal parts of a subject. 2. (often upper case) taking a common view (applied to the first three… …   Australian English dictionary

  • synoptic — adjective a) Of, or relating to a synopsis b) In general, pertaining to or affording an overall view. In meteorology, this term has become somewhat specialized in referring to the use of meteorological data obtained simultaneously over a wide… …   Wiktionary

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