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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
     
  5. (computing) the region of code in which an identifier is accessible
Verb: scope  skowp
  1. Estimate or determine the nature, value, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    "I will have the family jewels scoped by a professional";
    - measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value

Derived forms: scopes, scoped, scoping

Type of: electronic equipment, environment, evaluate, extent, judge, magnifier, pass judgment

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

Encyclopedia: Scope, Alberta