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Topic: ARTS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: Greek, from synopsesthai 'to be going to see together', from syn- ( SYN-) + opsesthai 'to be going to see'

synopsis

noun
     
sy‧nop‧sis plural synopses
[countable]A a short description of the main events or ideas in a book, film etc [= summary]
synopsis of
a synopsis of the play
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