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Synopsis vs. Description

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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.

Descriptionnoun

A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.

Synopsisnoun

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

Descriptionnoun

The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.

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.’;

Descriptionnoun

A set of characteristics by which someone or something can be recognized.

‘The zoo had no lions, tigers, or cats of any description.’;

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Synopsisnoun

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

Descriptionnoun

(taxonomy) A scientific documentation of a taxon for the purpose of introducing it to science.

‘The type description of the fungus was written by a botanist.’;

Synopsisnoun

a brief summary or general survey of something

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

Descriptionnoun

The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.

Synopsisnoun

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

Descriptionnoun

A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.

‘Milton has descriptions of morning.’;

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Descriptionnoun

A class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort.

‘A difference . . . between them and another description of public creditors.’; ‘The plates were all of the meanest description.’;

Descriptionnoun

a statement that represents something in words

Descriptionnoun

the act of describing something

Descriptionnoun

sort or variety;

‘every description of book was there’;

Descriptionnoun

a spoken or written account of a person, object, or event

‘people who had seen him were able to give a description’;

Descriptionnoun

the action of giving a spoken or written account

‘the emphasis was placed on explanation rather than description’;

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Descriptionnoun

a type or class of people or things

‘it is laughably easy to buy drugs of all descriptions’;

Description

Description is the pattern of narrative development that aims to make vivid a place, object, character, or group. Description is one of four rhetorical modes (also known as modes of discourse), along with exposition, argumentation, and narration.

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