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scope1 / skōp/ • n. the extent of the area or subject matter that something deals with or to which it is relevant: we widened the scope of our investigation. ∎  the opportunity or possibility to do or deal with something: the scope for major change is always limited by political realities. scope2 inf. • n. a telescope, microscope, or other device having a name ending in -scope. • v. [tr.] inf. look at carefully; scan: they watched him scoping the room, looking for Michael. ∎  assess; weigh up: they'd scoped out their market.

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scope object aimed at; room for exercise, free course; range of activity XVI; length of cable at which a ship rides XVII. — It. scopo aim, purpose — Gr. skopós mark for shooting at, f. *skop- as in skopein observe, aim at.

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scope

scope That part of a program in which a particular declaration applies.

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scope

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