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synoptic

See also: Synoptic

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EtymologyEdit

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).

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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.

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