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English noun: scope

1. scope (attribute) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsambit, compass, orbit, range, reach


Broader (hypernym)extent


Narrower (hyponym)approximate range, ballpark, confines, contrast, expanse, gamut, horizon, internationalism, internationality, latitude, palette, pallet, purview, spectrum, sweep, view

2. scope (state) the state of the environment in which a situation exists


SamplesYou can't do that in a university setting.


Synonymsbackground, setting


Broader (hypernym)environment


Narrower (hyponym)canvas, canvass, show window, showcase

3. scope (artifact) a magnifier of images of distant objects


Synonymstelescope


Broader (hypernym)magnifier


Narrower (hyponym)astronomical telescope, collimator, equatorial, solar telescope, transit instrument


Part holonymaperture, finder, optical prism, prism, view finder, viewfinder

4. scope (artifact) electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities


Synonymscathode-ray oscilloscope, CRO, oscilloscope


Broader (hypernym)electronic equipment


Part holonymcathode-ray tube, CRT


Part meronymcardiac monitor, heart monitor, microwave radar, monitor, monitoring device, radar, radio detection and ranging, radiolocation









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