Definition of synoptic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

synoptic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈnɒptɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːptɪk//
 
(formal)
 
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in a form of a summary or synopsis; taking or involving a comprehensive mental view a broad synoptic view of history