scope

/skoʊp / (say skohp)

noun
1. extent or range of view, outlook, application, operation, effectiveness, etc.: an investigation of wide scope.
2. space for movement or activity; opportunity for operation: to give one's fancy full scope.
3. extent in space; a tract or area.
4. length, or a length.
5. Grammar the semantic or logical influence of one word over another or others, in terms of such things as definiteness and negation. For example, the position of the word `only' determines its scope; compare Only they thought the time mattered with They thought only the time mattered.
6. Nautical the length of cable at which a vessel rides when at anchor.
7. shortened form of microscope, periscope, radarscope, telescope, etc.
verb (t) (scoped, scoping)
8. to assess the extent, range or ramifications of (a proposal, idea, etc.).
{Italian scopo, from Greek skopos mark, aim}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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