pertaining to or constituting a synopsis
; affording or taking a general view of the principal parts of a subject.
(often initial capital letter) 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.
(often initial capital letter) pertaining to the synoptic Gospels.
Origin: 1755–65; Related forms
< Greek synoptikós,
equivalent to synop-
) + -tikos -tic
nonsynoptic, adjective, noun