Pronunciation: (si-nop'sis), [key]
—pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz). [key]
1. a brief or condensed statement giving a general view of some subject.
2. a compendium of heads or short paragraphs giving a view of the whole.
3. a brief summary of the plot of a novel, motion picture, play, etc.
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