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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
- Synoptic Gospels
- Synoptic problem
- Synoptic philosophy
- Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
- SYNOP (surface synoptic observations), a numerical code used for reporting weather observations
- Synoptic concerns the surveillance of the few by the many. See Panopticism
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