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
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
Origin: [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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skōp, n. that which one sees, space as far as one can see: room or opportunity for free outlook: space for action: the end before the mind: intention: length of cable at which a vessel rides at liberty: a target.—adjs. Scope′ful, with a wide prospect; Scope′less, purposeless, useless. [It. scopo—Gr. skopos—skopein, to view.]
skōp, n. (obs.) a bundle, as of twigs. [L. scopa, twigs.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'scope' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2922
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'scope' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4189
Rank popularity for the word 'scope' in Nouns Frequency: #1256
The numerical value of scope in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of scope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of scope in a Sentence
It’s breathtaking in its scope.
This is a problem that is international in scope.
The disclosure of the scope of the breach is troubling.
The disclosure of the scope of the breach is disturbing.
With that valuation, there's a lot of scope for things to go well.
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- miraCatalan, Valencian
- shlédnout, prohlédnout, rozsahCzech
- mira, alcance, ámbitoSpanish
- حوزه, محدودهPersian
- laajuus, tutkia, skooppi, ala, kiikaritähtäin, näkyvyysalue, ulottuvuusFinnish
- ambito, mirinoItalian
- domein, scoop, bereik, reikwijdteDutch
- mira, âmbitoPortuguese
- преде́л, разма́х, масшта́б, рамка, сфе́раRussian
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