Syn·op·sis n.; pl. Synopses 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. --Bp. Warburton.
Syn: -- Abridgment; compendium; epitome; abstract; summary; syllabus; conspectus. See Abridgment.
n : a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or
theory [syn: outline, abstract, precis]
[also: synopses (pl)]