Summary vs. Synopsis

By Jaxson

  • Summary (adjective)

    Concise, brief or presented in a condensed form

    “A summary review is in the appendix.”

  • Summary (adjective)

    Performed speedily and without formal ceremony.

    “They used summary executions to break the resistance of the people.”

  • Summary (adjective)

    Performed by cutting the procedures of a standard and fair trial.

    “Summary justice is bad justice.”

  • Summary (noun)

    An abstract or a condensed presentation of the substance of a body of material.

  • Synopsis (noun)

    A brief summary of the major points of a written work, either as prose or as a table; an abridgment or condensation of a work.

  • Synopsis (noun)

    A prayer book for use by the laity of the church.

  • Synopsis (noun)

    a brief summary or general survey of something

    “a synopsis of the insurance cover provided is set out below”

  • Synopsis (noun)

    an outline of the plot of a play, film, or book.

Oxford Dictionary

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