Definitions for scopeskoʊp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
scopeskoʊp(n.; v.)scoped, scop•ing.
(n.)extent or range of view, outlook, application, operation, effectiveness, etc.:
an investigation of wide scope.
opportunity or freedom for movement or activity:
to give one's fancy full scope.
extent in space; a tract or area.
a scope of cable.
(used as a short form of microscope, periscope, radarscope, etc.)
Ling., Logic. the range of words or elements of an expression over which a modifier or operator has control: In “old men and women,”“old” may either take “men and women” or just “men” in its scope.
Category: Language/Linguistics, Philosphy
aim or purpose.
(v.t.)Slang. to look at or over; examine (often fol. by out).
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of scope:
1525–35; < It scopo < Gk skopós aim, mark to shoot at; cf. -scope
a combining form meaning “instrument for viewing”:
Origin of -scope:
< NL -scopium < Gk -skopion, -skopeion, der. of skopeîn to look at (akin to sképtesthai to look, view carefully; cf. skeptic )
scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit(noun)
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"
setting, background, scope(noun)
the state of the environment in which a situation exists
"you can't do that in a university setting"
a magnifier of images of distant objects
oscilloscope, scope, cathode-ray oscilloscope, CRO(noun)
electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the range of subjects that sth deals with
a topic that is beyond the scope of the research
the opportunity or possibility for sth
The experts see scope for growth in the economy.
The breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain.
a device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target
The region of program source in which an identifier is meaningful.
The shortest sub-wff of which a given instance of a logical connective is a part of.
Shortened form of periscope, telescope, microscope or oscilloscope.
To perform a cursory investigation, as to scope out.
To perform arthroscopic surgery.
The surgeon will scope the football player's knee to repair damage to a ligament.
To examine under a microscope.
The entomologist explained that he could not tell what species of springtail we were looking at without scoping it.
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
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
length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable
to look at for the purpose of evaluation; usually with out; as, to scope out the area as a camping site
Translations for scope
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often with for ) the opportunity or chance to do, use or develop
There's no scope for originality in this job.
- فُرْصَه، مَجالArabic
- margemPortuguese (BR)
- der RaumGerman
- προοπτική, ευκαιρίαGreek
- mogućnost, svrhaCroatian
- galimybė, progaLithuanian
- peluang; kesempatanMalay
- mulighet, spilleromNorwegian
- pole działaniaPolish
- غايه، مقصد: ډګر: ذهنى وده، پراختيا، وسعت، انكشاف، پرمخ تګPashto
- möjlighet, spelrumSwedish
- โอกาส; ความเป็นไปได้Thai
- fırsat, olanakTurkish
- 機會，餘地Chinese (Trad.)
- можливість, простірUkrainian
- cơ hộiVietnamese
- 机遇，机会Chinese (Simp.)
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