Definitions for purviewˈpɜr vyu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pur•viewˈpɜr vyu(n.)

  1. the range of operation, authority, concern, etc.

  2. the range of vision, insight, or understanding.

  3. the body, as distinguished from the preamble, of a statute. the purpose or scope of a statute.

    Category: Law

  4. the full scope or compass of any document, statement, subject, etc.

Origin of purview:

1225–75; ME purveu < AF: ptp. of purveier to purvey

Princeton's WordNet

  1. horizon, view, purview(noun)

    the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

    "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"

Wiktionary

  1. purview(Noun)

    The enacting part of a statute.

  2. purview(Noun)

    The scope of a statute.

  3. purview(Noun)

    Scope or range of interest or control.

  4. purview(Noun)

    Range of understanding.

  5. Origin: From purveu, from purveuest, or purveu que (statutory language), from porveu, past partiple of porveoir, from provideo (See provide). Influenced by view and its etymological antecedants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purview(noun)

    the body of a statute, or that part which begins with " Be it enacted, " as distinguished from the preamble

  2. Purview(noun)

    the limit or scope of a statute; the whole extent of its intention or provisions

  3. Purview(noun)

    limit or sphere of authority; scope; extent

Freebase

  1. PurVIEW

    PurVIEW is an integrated image display and viewing plug-in software package that incorporates stereoscopic viewing technology for ESRI ArcGIS 9. Essentially, PurVIEW is a photogrammetry-based data capture workstation that extend the ArcGIS environment. It converts Arc- desktops into precise stereo-viewing windows for geo-referenced aerial or space-borne imagery. Digitizing features directly yields positional accuracy comparable with photogrammetric mapping. Using ArcMap, geodatabase contents can be directly accessed and reviewed superimposed on standard geo-referenced 3-dimensional image models, revealing errors and omissions, or natural changes. PurVIEW's creators, International Systemap, are working with ESRI to develop seamless software integration for the 2010 release of ArcGIS 9.4. PurVIEW is suitable for a number of professional fields, such as mapping, geomatics, geology, forestry and mining.

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