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synopsis

a condensation or brief review of a subject; summary

Synopsis

 

(1) A collection of various facts, materials, and articles on some issue, most often arranged chronologically. The term is applied mainly to historical works.

(2) In Russian, a term used in theological writings to designate a collection of excerpts of sermons, exegeses of the Scriptures, and other works by ecclesiastical writers; also, a brief account of such texts.

synopsis

[sə′näp·səs]
(systematics)
In taxonomy, a brief summary of current knowledge about a taxon.
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This report is an indicator summary, synopsizing the state of education, monitoring important developments, and showing trends in major aspects of education.
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This system structure separates the applications that support their users from the underlying objects (databases) and reconnects them through an intermediate layer of services and such middleware functions as authentication, synopsizing, and translation.