Dictionary Results for scope

1. scope - noun

· an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "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"

Synonym(s): range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit

Hypernym(s): extent

2. scope - noun

· the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"

Synonym(s): setting, background

Hypernym(s): environment

3. scope - noun

· a magnifier of images of distant objects

Synonym(s): telescope

Hypernym(s): magnifier

4. scope - noun

· electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities

Synonym(s): oscilloscope, cathode-ray_oscilloscope, CRO

Hypernym(s): electronic_equipment

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