Definition of synopsis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnɒpsɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːpsɪs//
(pl. synopses
BrE BrE//sɪˈnɒpsiːz//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈnɑːpsiːz//
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a summary of a piece of writing, a play, etc. The programme gives a brief synopsis of the plot. The programme gave a complete synopsis of the play. Word Originearly 17th cent.: via late Latin from Greek, from sun- ‘together’ + opsis ‘seeing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: synopsis