synopsis

  

Definition

Brief condensation, outline, or summary of the main points of an articles, book, or plan. Unlike an abstract, a synopsis maintains the point by point sequence of the salient ideas.

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  • The synopsis of the Thomas Piketty book made it sound so dull and boring that Robert did not buy it.

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  • Because it was such a long and complicated movie I will give you a synopsis here: A boy played match maker for his father with a woman who lived on the other side of the country.

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  • If you do not have time to read the entire article today, I might suggest that you at least take a look at the synopsis, which summarizes it nicely in a short format.

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