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Pronunciation: [sɪnˈɒptɪk] (IPA)

The word synoptic refers to something that offers a broad and comprehensive view or summary of a larger topic or issue. Synonyms for synoptic include overarching, panoramic, comprehensive, wide-ranging, and all-encompassing. These words convey the same sense of providing a comprehensive perspective or view of a particular subject matter, but differ slightly in their connotations. While overarching and panoramic suggest an all-encompassing view, comprehensive and wide-ranging communicate the idea of thoroughness and completeness. All-encompassing, on the other hand, emphasizes the idea of including and covering everything relevant to the topic at hand. Ultimately, the choice of synonym depends on the context in which it is used and the specific shade of meaning one wishes to convey.

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What are the opposite words for synoptic?

Synoptic refers to a summary or an overview of something. Antonyms for synoptic could imply several possible meanings, including detail-oriented, complex, or multifarious. Descriptors like detailed, intricate, intricate, in-depth, expansive, or extensive often have antonyms for synoptic. These terms convey ideas that are contrary to synoptic, meaning they provide an extensive examination of a subject or topic. A synoptic treatment of a topic contrasts with a comprehensive or extensive treatment, which requires a thorough examination of various aspects or parts of the topic. Although not all antonyms of synoptic fit within these parameters, these six terms are the most commonly used antonyms for synoptic in English.

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Usage examples for Synoptic

The synoptic Gospels are, of course, the great example.
"Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant"
Edward Moore
We see that already even in the synoptic tradition the calling upon the name of Jesus had found place.
"Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant"
Edward Moore
The first three are called the "synoptic Gospels," because they all look at the events they describe from the same point of view; while the standpoint of St. John is quite different.
"The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia"
William James Miller

Famous quotes with Synoptic

  • The realist, then, would seek in behalf of philosophy the same renunciation the same rigour of procedure, that has been achieved in science. This does not mean that he would reduce philosophy to natural or physical science. He recognizes that the philosopher has undertaken certain peculiar problems, and that he must apply himself to these, with whatever method he may find it necessary to employ. It remains the business of the philosopher to attempt a wide synoptic survey of the world, to raise underlying and ulterior questions, and in particular to examine the cognitive and moral processes. And it is quite true that for the present no technique at all comparable with that of the exact sciences is to be expected. But where such technique is attainable, as for example in symbolic logic, the realist welcomes it. And for the rest he limits himself to a more modest aspiration. He hopes that philosophers may come like scientists to speak a common language, to formulate common problems and to appeal to a common realm of fact for their resolution. Above all he desires to get rid of the philosophical monologue, and of the lyric and impressionistic mode of philosophizing. And in all this he is prompted not by the will to destroy but by the hope that philosophy is a kind of knowledge, and neither a song nor a prayer nor a dream. He proposes, therefore, to rely less on inspiration and more on observation and analysis. He conceives his function to be in the last analysis the same as that of the scientist. There is a world out yonder more or less shrouded in darkness, and it is important, if possible, to light it up. But instead of, like the scientist, focussing the mind's rays and throwing this or that portion of the world into brilliant relief, he attempts to bring to light the outlines and contour of the whole, realizing too well that in diffusing so widely what little light he has, he will provide only a very dim illumination.
    Ralph Barton Perry
  • The ideal "Life of Jesus" [biography] at the close of the nineteenth century is the "Life" which Heinrich Julius Holtzmann did not write — but which can be pieced together from his commentary on the synoptic gospels and his new testament theology. It is ideal because, for one thing, it is unwritten, and arises only in the idea of the reader by the aid of his own imagination, and, for another, because it is traced only in the most general outline.
    Albert Schweitzer

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