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Synoptic is derived from the Greek words σύν (syn, "together") and ὄψις (opsis, "view"), and describes observations that give a broad view of a subject at a particular time. Specific uses include:
- Synoptic scale meteorology, a meteorological analysis over an area about 1000 kilometres or more wide
- Synoptic Gospels, in the New Testament of the Bible, the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke
- Synoptic philosophy, wisdom emerging from a coherent understanding of everything together
- Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, a wide-field reflecting telescope, currently under construction, that will photograph the entire available sky every few nights
- SynOptics, an early computer-network equipment vendor that operated from 1985 until 1994, based in Santa Clara, California
- Surface synoptic observations or SYNOP, a numerical code used for reporting weather observations
- Synopticon, "surveillance of the few by the many", a reverse of Foucault's Panopticism
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