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What does "Scope" mean?

Definition

(n.) Extended area (n.) Length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (v. t.) To look at for the purpose of evaluation; usually with out; as, to scope out the area as a camping site


Synonyms range, reach, ambit, compass, background, orbit, setting, telescope, oscilloscope, cathode-ray oscilloscope, cro


Example: "Within the scope of an investigation"


Word Family scoped, scoping, scpes