Meaning of SYNOPTIC in English

— synoptically , adv.

/si nop"tik/ , adj.

1. pertaining to or constituting a synopsis; affording or taking a general view of the principal parts of a subject.

2. ( often cap. ) taking a common view: used chiefly in reference to the first three Gospels (synoptic Gospels) , Matthew, Mark, and Luke, from their similarity in content, order, and statement.

3. ( often cap. ) pertaining to the synoptic Gospels.

Also, synoptical .

[ 1755-65; synoptikós, equiv. to synop- (see SYNOPSIS) + -tikos -TIC ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .