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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 syn·op·sis /səˈnɑpsəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or
          theory [syn: outline, abstract, precis]
      [also: synopses (pl)]