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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

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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Such data can be collected synoptically over wide spatial scales and in remote environments that may not be accessible with other gear types.
Not the general forms, not the rules or the patterns, but the particular details all together synoptically construct or undermine the coherence of a system of propositions as a whole.
Synoptically, this interpretation holds that globalization and technological change have conjoined to create a "challenge of competitiveness" that requires firms to take one of two paths.
This study underscores the importance of quantifying variation in prey quality synoptically with prey quantity in food webs over ontogenetic and temporal scales when evaluating the effect of prey nutritional quality on predators and on modeling trophic dynamics.
In a brief summary, which occurs in one section of the comprehensive supporting material found in his Norton Critical Edition, Edgar Rosenberg alludes to "The argument that Pip didn't to all intents 'exist' before Magwitch kicked him into life," and he refers synoptically to "critics who argue that Pip is as it were born into existence by his meeting with Magwitch, and that before the encounter in the churchyard--that is, before the book starts--Dickens kept him afloat in a sort of pre-natal gill-slit" (442).
Evaluating synoptically the work of Ronald Thiemann, George Lindbeck, and Tracy, G.
Northumbrian, and Old Mercian versions, synoptically arranged.
After a Hebrew version of the editors' introduction, volume two provides eight photographic plates illustrating representative leaves from the primary Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew witnesses, an eclectic Judaeo-Arabic edition of the "Disputation" with valuable variants from the Cairo Genizah sometimes presented synoptically or (more often) recorded in the notes, and three separate transcriptions with critical annotation for the three identifiably different Hebrew recensions of "Nestor.
76) Thus for Smith, it is the perfect metaphor for the beauty as well as the moral neutrality of an autonomous universe, viewed abstractly or synoptically.
I cite and synoptically describe dozens of articles and books, including several of my own, in which evolutionary critics give detailed attention to particular works of literature.
1887 The Gospel according to Saint Matthew in Anglo-Saxon, Northumbrian, and Mercian versions, synoptically arranged.