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synopsis

syn·op·sis

synopsis

 
 
pronunciation:
sih nap sihs
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: synopses
definition: a short statement giving an overview, the main principles, or the sequence of events of a narrative, argument, article, or the like; summary; abstract.
You'll enjoy the opera more if you read the synopsis of the story before it starts.
synonyms:
abstract, conspectus, summary
similar words:
brief, outline, precis
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