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SCOPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scope mean? 

SCOPE (noun)
  The noun SCOPE has 4 senses:

1. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
2. the state of the environment in which a situation exists
3. a magnifier of images of distant objects
4. electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities

  Familiarity information: SCOPE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCOPE (noun)


Sense 1scope [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

ambit; scope; range; reach; compass; orbit

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("scope" is a kind of...):

extent (the distance or area or volume over which something extends)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scope"):

palette; pallet (the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art)

spectrum (broad range of related values or qualities or ideas or activities)

gamut (a complete extent or range:)

expanse; sweep (a wide scope)

horizon; purview; view (the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated)

latitude (scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction)

internationalism; internationality (quality of being international in scope)

contrast (the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness))

confines (a bounded scope)

approximate range; ballpark (near to the scope or range of something)


Sense 2scope [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of the environment in which a situation exists

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

scope; setting; background

Context example:

you can't do that in a university setting

Hypernyms ("scope" is a kind of...):

environment (the totality of surrounding conditions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scope"):

canvas; canvass (the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account)

show window; showcase (a setting in which something can be displayed to best effect)


Sense 3scope [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A magnifier of images of distant objects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

telescope; scope

Hypernyms ("scope" is a kind of...):

magnifier (a scientific instrument that magnifies an image)

Meronyms (parts of "scope"):

aperture (a device that controls amount of light admitted)

finder; view finder; viewfinder (optical device that helps a user to find the target of interest)

optical prism; prism (optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz; used to deviate a beam or invert an image)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scope"):

transit instrument (a telescope mounted on an axis running east and west and used to time the transit of a celestial body across the meridian)

solar telescope (a telescope designed to make observations of the sun)

equatorial (a telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth's axis and the other one at right angles to it)

collimator (a small telescope attached to a large telescope to use in setting the line of the larger one)

astronomical telescope (any telescope designed to collect and record electromagnetic radiation from cosmic sources)


Sense 4scope [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cathode-ray oscilloscope; CRO; oscilloscope; scope

Hypernyms ("scope" is a kind of...):

electronic equipment (equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor))

Meronyms (parts of "scope"):

cathode-ray tube; CRT (a vacuum tube in which a hot cathode emits a beam of electrons that pass through a high voltage anode and are focused or deflected before hitting a phosphorescent screen)

Holonyms ("scope" is a part of...):

cardiac monitor; heart monitor (a piece of electronic equipment for continual observation of the function of the heart)

monitor; monitoring device (display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor)

microwave radar; radar; radio detection and ranging; radiolocation (measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects)


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