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synoptic

1. of or relating to a synopsis
2. Bible
a. (of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke) presenting the narrative of Christ's life, ministry, etc. from a point of view held in common by all three, and with close similarities in content, order, etc.
b. of, relating to, or characterizing these three Gospels
3. Meteorol showing or concerned with the distribution of meteorological conditions over a wide area at a given time
4. Bible
a. any of the three synoptic Gospels
b. any of the authors of these three Gospels
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synoptic

[sə′näp·tik]
(meteorology)
Refers to the use of meteorological data obtained simultaneously over a wide area for the purpose of presenting a comprehensive and nearly instantaneous picture of the state of the atmosphere.
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A synoptical revision of Leguminosae tribe Cassieae subtribe Cassiinae in the New World.
published and/or how they were listed in previous synoptical lists.
The generic method for the recognition of the cell mosaic in human corneal endothelium microscopy images is presented through a synoptical scheme (Alg.
Each of these venerable issues requires a detailed study, and here I will restrict myself to some synoptical remarks.
He is very deft in his synoptical accounts of, say, the Gothic and Calvinism, but there is still the feeling of "pottedness" that comes with coverage of a series of quite different debates.
The American Cassiinae: A synoptical revision of Leguminosae tribe Cassieae subtribe Cassiinae in the new world.
Lowry's interpretation of his liberal education in support of personal motives illustrates the privilege embedded in the synoptical perspective that Iola adopts.
Aerosol optical depth over Canada and the link with synoptical air mass types.
These five `General' hierarchies are concisely depicted through the synoptical sketch of Table 1.
Gill would advance ichthyology by giving us serviceable descriptions, instead of limiting himself to synoptical tables with minute sub-generic subdivisions.