Definition of Synoptic

1. Adjective. Presenting a summary or general view of a whole. "A synoptic presentation of a physical theory"

Partainyms: Synopsis
Derivative terms: Synopsis



2. Adjective. Presenting or taking the same point of view; used especially with regard to the first three gospels of the New Testament. "Synoptic sayings"
Exact synonyms: Synoptical
Similar to: Same

Definition of Synoptic

1. a. Affording a general view of the whole, or of the principal parts of a thing; as, a synoptic table; a synoptical statement of an argument.

2. n. One of the first three Gospels of the New Testament. See Synoptist.

Definition of Synoptic

1. Adjective. Relating to the first three Gospels of the New Testament, being similar in style and content. ¹

2. Noun. One of the Synoptic Gospels. ¹

3. Adjective. Of, or relating to a synopsis ¹

4. Adjective. In general, pertaining to or affording an overall view. In meteorology, this term has become somewhat specialized in referring to the use of meteorological data obtained simultaneously over a wide area for presenting a comprehensive and nearly instantaneous picture of the state of the atmosphere. Thus, to a meteorologist, '''synoptic''' takes the additional connotation of simultaneity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Synoptic

1. synopsis [adj] - See also: synopsis

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Literary usage of Synoptic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gospel According to St. John: An Inquiry Into Its Genesis and Historical by Hans Hinrich Wendt (1902)
"We must test the Johannine record by the synoptic standard. ... Is it to be found in the contents of the synoptic Gospels as a whole, without distinction ? ..."

2. The Christian View of God and the World as Centring in the Incarnation by James Orr (1893)
"But they are at least part of the synoptic representation of Christ, and must be taken into account when the comparison is between the synoptic ..."

3. A Critical Introduction to the New Testament by Arthur Samuel Peake (1920)
"The synoptic Problem *J THE Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke have received the not very happy title the synoptic Gospels from the fact that they largely ..."

4. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1893)
"SOME POINTS IN THE synoptic ... In proposing to discuss in this paper the part to be assigned to Oral Tradition in the production of our synoptic Gospels, ..."

5. Weather: A Popular Exposition of the Nature of Weather Changes from Day to Day by Ralph Abercromby (1887)
"So the subject remained till the introduction of synoptic charts. Then it was soon seen that in Temperate regions the broad features of weather depend on ..."

6. Wills, Estates, and Trusts: A Manual of Law, Accounting, and Procedure, for by Thomas Conyngton, Harold C. Knapp, Paul Whittier Pinkerton (1921)
"The word is derived from the same Greek root as is "synopsis" and is a substantive use of the adjective "synoptic," which Webster defines as: "Affording a ..."

7. Forecasting Weather by Napier Shaw (1911)
"By a synoptic chart we may understand a map of the geographical region under ... We may use a synoptic chart to show the distribution of mean pressure for a ..."

8. The Gospel According to St. John: An Inquiry Into Its Genesis and Historical by Hans Hinrich Wendt (1902)
"We must test the Johannine record by the synoptic standard. ... Is it to be found in the contents of the synoptic Gospels as a whole, without distinction ? ..."

9. The Christian View of God and the World as Centring in the Incarnation by James Orr (1893)
"But they are at least part of the synoptic representation of Christ, and must be taken into account when the comparison is between the synoptic ..."

10. A Critical Introduction to the New Testament by Arthur Samuel Peake (1920)
"The synoptic Problem *J THE Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke have received the not very happy title the synoptic Gospels from the fact that they largely ..."

11. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1893)
"SOME POINTS IN THE synoptic ... In proposing to discuss in this paper the part to be assigned to Oral Tradition in the production of our synoptic Gospels, ..."

12. Weather: A Popular Exposition of the Nature of Weather Changes from Day to Day by Ralph Abercromby (1887)
"So the subject remained till the introduction of synoptic charts. Then it was soon seen that in Temperate regions the broad features of weather depend on ..."

13. Wills, Estates, and Trusts: A Manual of Law, Accounting, and Procedure, for by Thomas Conyngton, Harold C. Knapp, Paul Whittier Pinkerton (1921)
"The word is derived from the same Greek root as is "synopsis" and is a substantive use of the adjective "synoptic," which Webster defines as: "Affording a ..."

14. Forecasting Weather by Napier Shaw (1911)
"By a synoptic chart we may understand a map of the geographical region under ... We may use a synoptic chart to show the distribution of mean pressure for a ..."

15. The Doctrine of Sacred Scripture: A Critical, Historical, and Dogmatic by George Trumbull Ladd (1883)
"2 We might proceed with hypothesis, and describe a supposable form of constructing the synoptic Gospels. But, whatever form this hypothesis might take, ..."

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