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synopsis

A brief overview prepared at the conclusion of a clinical trial as part of a regulatory submission, which summarises the study plan and results. The synopsis collates efficacy and safety results, study objective, criteria for inclusion, methodology, etc.

synopsis

(sĭn-ŏp′sĭs) [Gr.]
A summary; a general review of the whole.

synopsis

a summary of current knowledge.
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Chapter 1, "Pioneers as Veterans," synopsizes the work of authors of the early twentieth century who were still publishing (e.g., Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, Ray Bradbury).
She synopsizes Plath's biography, and ends by writing that "She patterned her life on a self-destructive model of the creative process" (84-5).
Also, with each copy comes a four-color poster, sized for a locker door or departmental bulletin board, that synopsizes useful reference information for each drug covered in the book.
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The following table synopsizes the findings (Table 1).
The present 688-page book synopsizes the first volume of long ago, then gives us about 400 pages on more modern cases.
In an essay that synopsizes crucial parts of her recent book on this subject--including its valuable and acute comparison of the ideas of Madison, James Wilson, and Gouverneur Morris--Nedelsky emphasizes the centrality of this concern with the protection of property to both the flaming of the Madisonian Constitution and the evolution of the distinctive doctrine of judicial review.
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In a textbook for a first-semester college Latin course, Mondon synopsizes every major grammatical point usually taught in such a course.
Lead author Brad Issacson and a group of highly qualified orthopaedic and rehabilitation professionals from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Walter Reed, and university medical schools have contributed a timely, important article which clearly synopsizes the major concerns involved in the recovery and rehabilitation of military amputees.
Chapter 1, "Overview," synopsizes some of the major distinctions between private- and public-sector environments, emphasizing the different motivators (profits in the private-sector and a variety of political, legal, and operational priorities in government).
This paper synopsizes the central findings of a 2-year empirical study into how the new rhetorical situations presented by hypertext affect the writing process and thus impact upon literacy and education.