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Meaning of SCOPE

Pronunciation:  skowp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities
  2. [n]  a magnifier of images of distant objects
  3. [n]  an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "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"
  4. [n]  the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"

SCOPE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: ambit, background, cathode-ray oscilloscope, compass, CRO, orbit, oscilloscope, range, reach, setting, telescope
 See Also: aperture, approximate range, astronomical telescope, ballpark, canvas, canvass, cardiac monitor, cathode-ray tube, collimator, confines, contrast, CRT, electronic equipment, environment, expanse, extent, finder, gamut, heart monitor, horizon, internationalism, internationality, latitude, magnifier, microwave radar, monitor, monitoring device, optical prism, palette, pallet, prism, purview, radar, radio detection and ranging, radiolocation, show window, showcase, solar telescope, spectrum, sweep, transit instrument, view, view finder, viewfinder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \-scope\ [Gr. skopo`s a watcher, spy. See {Scope}.]
    A combining form usually signifying an instrument for viewing
    (with the eye) or observing (in any way); as in microscope,
    telescope, altoscope, anemoscope.
  2. \Scope\, n. [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}.]
    1. 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. ``Shooting wide, do miss the
       marked scope.'' --Spenser.
             Your scope is as mine own, So to enforce or qualify
             the laws As to your soul seems good.  --Shak.
             The scope of all their pleading against man's
             authority, is to overthrow such laws and
             constitutions in the church.          --Hooker.
    2. 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.
             Give him line and scope.              --Shak.
             In the fate and fortunes of the human race, scope is
             given to the operation of laws which man must always
             fail to discern the reasons of.       --I. Taylor.
             Excuse me if I have given too much scope to the
             reflections which have arisen in my mind. --Burke.
             An intellectual cultivation of no moderate depth or
             scope.                                --Hawthorne.
    3. Extended area. [Obs.] ``The scopes of land granted to the
       first adventurers.'' --Sir J. Davies.
    4. Length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable.
Computing Dictionary
  1. Software Evaluation and Certification Programme Europe.

    An esprit project.

  2. The scope of an identifier is the region of a program source within which it represents a certain thing. This usually extends from the place where it is declared to the end of the smallest enclosing block (begin/end or procedure/function body). An inner block may contain a redeclaration of the same identifier in which case the scope of the outer declaration does not include (is "shadowed" or "occluded" by) the scope of the inner.

    See also activation record, dynamic scope, lexical scope.