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.
- Of or constituting a synopsis; presenting a summary of the principal parts or a general view of the whole.
- Taking the same point of view.
- Relating to or being the first three gospels of the New Testament, which share content, style, and order of events and which differ largely from John.
- Meteorology Of or relating to data obtained nearly simultaneously over a large area of the atmosphere.