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The etymology of ‘synopsis’

“Synopsis,” a word synonymous with words like “summary,” “abstract” and perhaps most aptly, “overview,” can be traced back to its Greek roots. The prefix “syn-,” meaning “together,” can also be found in words such as “synthesis” (literally “placing together”) and “synergy” (literally “working together”). The word “opsis,” meaning “sight” or “appearance,” can be found in other words such as “optics” (literally “related to sight”).