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NOUN (4)

1. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet";
- Example: "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"
- Example: "the ambit of municipal legislation"
- Example: "within the compass of this article"
- Example: "within the scope of an investigation"
- Example: "outside the reach of the law"
- Example: "in the political orbit of a world power"
[syn: scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit]

2. the state of the environment in which a situation exists;
- Example: "you can't do that in a university setting"
[syn: setting, background, scope]

3. a magnifier of images of distant objects;
[syn: telescope, scope]

4. electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities;
[syn: oscilloscope, scope, cathode-ray oscilloscope, CRO]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

-scope \-scope\ [Gr. skopo`s a watcher, spy. See Scope.] A combining form usually signifying an instrument for viewing (with the eye) or observing (in any way); as in microscope, telescope, altoscope, anemoscope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scope \Scope\, n. [It. scopo, L. scopos a mark, aim, Gr. skopo`s, a watcher, mark, aim; akin to ?, ? to view, and perh. to E. spy. Cf. Skeptic, Bishop.] 1. That at which one aims; the thing or end to which the mind directs its view; that which is purposed to be reached or accomplished; hence, ultimate design, aim, or purpose; intention; drift; object. "Shooting wide, do miss the marked scope." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Your scope is as mine own, So to enforce or qualify the laws As to your soul seems good. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The scope of all their pleading against man's authority, is to overthrow such laws and constitutions in the church. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. Room or opportunity for free outlook or aim; space for action; amplitude of opportunity; free course or vent; liberty; range of view, intent, or action. [1913 Webster] Give him line and scope. --Shak. [1913 Webster] In the fate and fortunes of the human race, scope is given to the operation of laws which man must always fail to discern the reasons of. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Excuse me if I have given too much scope to the reflections which have arisen in my mind. --Burke. [1913 Webster] An intellectual cultivation of no moderate depth or scope. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 3. Extended area. [Obs.] "The scopes of land granted to the first adventurers." --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster] 4. Length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

scope n 1: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power" [syn: scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit] 2: the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting" [syn: setting, background, scope] 3: a magnifier of images of distant objects [syn: telescope, scope] 4: electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities [syn: oscilloscope, scope, cathode-ray oscilloscope, CRO]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

261 Moby Thesaurus words for "scope": a leg up, actionability, affective meaning, ambit, amount, ample scope, amplitude, applicability, area, bearing, bigness, binoculars, blank check, body, breadth, bulk, caliber, capacity, carry, carte blanche, chance, chromatoscope, clear sight, clear stage, clearance, color vision, coloring, command, compass, comprehensiveness, cone vision, connotation, consequence, constitutional validity, constitutionalism, constitutionality, coverage, cut, day vision, daylight vision, degree, denotation, depth, diameter, diapason, dimension, dimensions, discernment, domination, drift, due process, effect, elbowroom, essence, expanse, expansion, extension, extent, eye, eye-mindedness, eyereach, eyeshot, eyesight, fair field, fair game, farsight, farsightedness, field, field glass, field of view, field of vision, force, free course, free hand, free play, free scope, freedom, full scope, full swing, fullness, gamut, gauge, girth, gist, glass, grade, grammatical meaning, greatness, height, horizon, idea, impact, implication, import, intension, interval, jurisdiction, justice, justiciability, kaleidoscope, keen sight, ken, largeness, latitude, lawfulness, leap, leeway, legal form, legal process, legalism, legality, legitimacy, legitimateness, length, level, lexical meaning, liberty, licitness, limit of vision, line of sight, literal meaning, long rope, magnitude, maneuvering space, margin, mark, mass, meaning, measure, measurement, naked eye, night vision, no holds barred, notch, nuance, occasion, open space, opening, opera glasses, opportunism, opportunity, orbit, oscilloscope, outlook, outlook over, overtone, pas, peg, perception, period, peripheral field, peripheral vision, periscope, perspective, perspicacity, perspicuity, pertinence, photopia, pitch, pith, place, plane, plateau, play, point, power of sight, practical consequence, proportion, proportions, prospect, purport, purview, quick sight, radius, range, range of meaning, ratio, reach, real meaning, reference, referent, register, relation, relevance, remove, rightfulness, rod vision, room, rope, round, rung, scale, scan, scope of vision, scotopia, sea room, seeing, semantic cluster, semantic field, sense, sense of sight, shade, shadow, sight, sightedness, sightliness, significance, signification, significatum, signifie, size, space, span, span of meaning, spectroscope, spectrum, sphere, spirit, spread, spy glass, stair, standard, step, stepping-stone, stereoscope, stint, stretch, structural meaning, substance, sum, sum and substance, survey, sweep, swing, symbolic meaning, telescope, tenor, terrestrial telescope, time, tolerance, totality of associations, transferred meaning, tread, twilight vision, unadorned meaning, undertone, unobstructed vision, validity, value, view, vision, vista, visual acuity, visual field, visual sense, volume, way, wide berth, wideness, width, zoom binoculars
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

SCOPE SCalable Object Processing Environment (Creamware)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

SCOPE Simple COmmunications Programming Environment (telecommunication)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

SCOPE Supervisory Control Of Program Execution (OS, CDC 6000)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

SCOPE Software Evaluation and Certification Programme Europe. An ESPRIT project. (1995-04-12)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

scope The scope of an identifier is the region of a program source within which it represents a certain thing. This usually extends from the place where it is declared to the end of the smallest enclosing block (begin/end or procedure/function body). An inner block may contain a redeclaration of the same identifier in which case the scope of the outer declaration does not include (is "shadowed" or "occluded" by) the scope of the inner. See also activation record, dynamic scope, lexical scope. (1994-11-01)