Definition of Scope

1. Noun. An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:. "In the political orbit of a world power"

2. Noun. The state of the environment in which a situation exists. "You can't do that in a university setting"
Exact synonyms: Background, Setting
Generic synonyms: Environment
Specialized synonyms: Canvas, Canvass, Show Window, Showcase
Derivative terms: Scopal

3. Noun. A magnifier of images of distant objects.

4. Noun. Electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities.

Definition of Scope

1. n. 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.

Definition of Scope

1. Noun. The breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain. ¹

2. Noun. a device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target ¹

3. Noun. (computing) The region of program source in which an identifier is meaningful. ¹

4. Noun. (logic) The shortest sub-wff of which a given instance of a logical connective is a part of. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) Shortened form of periscope, telescope, microscope or oscilloscope. ¹

6. Verb. To perform a cursory investigation, as ''to scope out''. ¹

7. Verb. (slang) To perform arthroscopic surgery. ¹

8. Verb. (slang) To examine under a microscope. ¹

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Definition of Scope

1. to look at in order to evaluate [v SCOPED, SCOPING, SCOPES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scope

scope (current term)
scope creep
scope out
scoped out
scopes out

Literary usage of Scope

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1. The Nation: The Foundations of Civil Order and Political Life in the United by Elisha Mulford (1870)
"The scope of the commonwealth has also no restriction in the institution of civil rights, and the determination of the whole civil order is within its ..."

2. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1921)
"The more outstanding provisions of the system may be briefly summarized as follows: (1) a specific statement in each subject concerning the scope and ..."

3. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Experimental determination of the scope of " the present." scope of " the present" and its varying conditions. Time relations in verse and related systems ..."

4. The Modern Law of Partnership: Including a Full Consideration of Joint Scott Rowley by Scott Rowley (1916)
"In general—scope of chapter. •486. Contracts binding upon partnership. 487. Apparent scope of partner's authority. 488. Nature of liability of partner in ..."

5. Elements of Political Science by Stephen Leacock (1906)
"4. The Distinction between State, Society, Government, and Nation. — 5. The State and a Common Faith. — 6. The Ideal State. 1. Definition and scope of ..."

6. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1870)
"That the laws against carrying concealed weapons should be made broader in their scope and be more vigorously enforced. 5. That brothels, dance-houses and ..."

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