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From New Latin synopticus, from Ancient Greek συνοπτικός ‎(sunoptikós, seeing the whole together or at a glance), from σύνοψις ‎(súnopsis, a general view, synopsis), from σύν ‎(sún, with) + ὄψις ‎(ópsis, view).


synoptic ‎(comparative more synoptic, superlative most synoptic)

  1. Of or relating to a synopsis.
  2. (meteorology, chiefly of meteorological data) Obtained simultaneously over a wide area, for presenting a comprehensive and nearly instantaneous picture of the state of the atmosphere.
  3. (Christianity) Pertaining to the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.

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