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Abridgment vs. Synopsis

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Abridgmentnoun

(US) The act of abridging; reduction or deprivation

‘an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses’;

Synopsisnoun

(authorship) A brief summary of the major points of a written work, either as prose or as a table; an abridgment or condensation of a work.

Abridgmentnoun

(US) The state of being abridged or lessened.

Synopsisnoun

(Orthodoxy) A prayer book for use by the laity of the church.

Abridgmentnoun

(US) An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation.

Synopsisnoun

A general view, or a collection of heads or parts so arranged as to exhibit a general view of the whole; an abstract or summary of a discourse; a syllabus; a conspectus.

‘That the reader may see in one view the exactness of the method, as well as force of the argument, I shall here draw up a short synopsis of this epistle.’;

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Abridgmentnoun

(obsolete) That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly

Synopsisnoun

a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Abridgmentnoun

Any of various brief statements of case law made before modern reporting of legal cases.

Synopsisnoun

a brief summary or general survey of something

‘a synopsis of the insurance cover provided is set out below’;

Abridgmentnoun

(legal) The leaving out of certain portions of a plaintiff's demand, the writ still holding good for the remainder.

Synopsisnoun

an outline of the plot of a play, film, or book.

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Abridgmentnoun

The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses.

Abridgmentnoun

An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form, esp. of a written work; an abbreviation.

‘Ancient coins as abridgments of history.’;

Abridgmentnoun

That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly.

‘What abridgment have you for this evening? What mask? What music?’;

Abridgmentnoun

a diminution or curtailment, as of legal rights.

Abridgmentnoun

a shortened version of a written work

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