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Related to synoptical: Synoptic Gospels
1. of or relating to a synopsis
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
a. any of the three synoptic Gospels
b. any of the authors of these three Gospels
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.