Scope - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |skoʊp|  American pronunciation of the word scope
Brit.  |skəʊp|  British pronunciation of the word scope

noun

- an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:(syn: ambit, compass, orbit, range, reach)

within the scope of an investigation

- the state of the environment in which a situation exists (syn: background, setting)
- a magnifier of images of distant objects (syn: telescope)
- electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities (syn: cro, oscilloscope)

Examples

These issues are beyond the scope of this book.

Responsibility for office services is not within the scope of the department.

I gave full scope to my imagination.

A full discussion of that issue is beyond the scope of this book.

Let us extend the scope of the study to examine more factors.

The court's ruling narrowed the scope of the affirmative action program.

His efforts were too limited in scope to have much effect.

The scope for successful gardening increases dramatically with a greenhouse.

There is considerable scope for further growth in the economy.

Let's scope out that new club tonight.

within the scope of an investigation

He finally realized the scope of the problem.

The study was narrow in scope.

The scope of the investigation has widened.

The scope of the error is breathtaking.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: scope
he/she/it: scopes
present participle: scoping
past tense: scoped
past participle: scoped
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