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 scope scope

noun

  • () an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:  ( ambit, orbit, compass, reach, scope, range )
    an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
     the range of a supersonic jet
    the range of a supersonic jet
     a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    a piano has a greater range than the human voice
     the ambit of municipal legislation
    the ambit of municipal legislation
     within the compass of this article
    within the compass of this article
     within the scope of an investigation
    within the scope of an investigation
     outside the reach of the law
    outside the reach of the law
     in the political orbit of a world power
    in the political orbit of a world power
  • electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities  ( cathode-ray oscilloscope, CRO, oscilloscope, scope )
    electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities
  • a magnifier of images of distant objects  ( scope, telescope )
    a magnifier of images of distant objects
  • the state of the environment in which a situation exists  ( scope, background, setting )
    the state of the environment in which a situation exists
     you can't do that in a university setting
    you can't do that in a university setting