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

 

synopsis

 noun
noun
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 Origin early 17th cent.: via late Latin from Greek, from sun- ‘together’ + opsis ‘seeing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: synopsis