Meaning of synoptic

syn•op•tic

Pronunciation: (si-nop'tik), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to or constituting a synopsis; affording or taking a general view of the principal parts of a subject.
  2. (often cap.) taking a common view: used chiefly in reference to the first three GospelsMatthew, Mark, and Luke, from their similarity in content, order, and statement.
  3. (often cap.) pertaining to the synoptic Gospels.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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