scope meaning

[ skəup ] Pronunciation:   "scope" in a sentence
Noun: scope  skowp
  1. An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
    "within the scope of an investigation"
    - range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit 
  2. The state of the environment in which a situation exists
    - setting, background 
  3. A magnifier of images of distant objects
    - telescope 
  4. Electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities
    - oscilloscope, cathode-ray oscilloscope, CRO

Derived forms: scopes

See also: scopal

Type of: electronic equipment, environment, extent, magnifier

Part of: cardiac monitor, heart monitor, microwave radar, monitor, monitoring device, radar, radio detection and ranging, radiolocation

Encyclopedia: Scope

AmE / noun [U]


the opportunity or ability to do or achieve sth:

The group believes there is scope for up to 150 stores.

The extra money will give us the scope to improve our facilities.

Her job offers very little scope for promotion.

First try to do something that is within your scope.



the range of things that a subject, an organization, an activity, etc. deals with:

Our powers are limited in scope.

We have broadened the scope of our market research.


A project management term for the combined objectives and requirements necessary to complete a project. Properly defining the scope of a project allows a manager to estimate costs and the time required to finish the project.

n : any of various instruments for viewing: as

<project> Software Evaluation and Certification Programme Europe.

An ESPRIT project.
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  1. photoelectric work offers the widest scope.
  2. there 's ample scope for one 's abilities.
  3. this is a deep result beyond our scope.
  4. we've got to broaden our scope.
  5. the vagueness gave her scope and set her free.

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