Meaning of SYNOPTIC in English



Pronunciation: s ə - ' näp-tik

Variant: also syn · op · ti · cal \ -ti-k ə l \

Function: adjective

Etymology: Greek synoptikos, from synopsesthai

Date: 1763

1 : affording a general view of a whole

2 : manifesting or characterized by comprehensiveness or breadth of view

3 : presenting or taking the same or common view specifically often capitalized : of or relating to the first three Gospels of the New Testament

4 : relating to or displaying conditions (as of the atmosphere or weather) as they exist simultaneously over a broad area

– syn · op · ti · cal · ly \ -ti-k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.