Syn*op"sis (?), n.; pl.
Synopses (#). [L., from Gr. ?; sy`n
with, together + ? a sight, view, from the root seen in E.
optic.] A general view, or a collection of heads or parts
so arranged as to exhibit a general view of the whole; an abstract or
summary of a discourse; a syllabus; a conspectus.
That the reader may see in one view the exactness of
the method, as well as force of the argument, I shall here draw up a
short synopsis of this epistle. Bp.
Syn. -- Abridgment; compendium; epitome; abstract; summary;
syllabus; conspectus. See Abridgment.