scope

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Scope is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
scope

Plural
scopes

  1. (uncountable) The scope of a book, a law, a duty, etc. is how much is includes or how far it can go.
    The small budget has limited the scope of the research.
    There are plans to expand the scope of the department's activities.
    This kind of art allows the greatest scope for individual expression.
    It is not within the scope of this book to talk about them all.
  2. (countable) A scope is an instrument for looking at things, e.g., a telescope or a microscope.

Synonyms[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
scope

Third-person singular
scopes

Past tense
scoped

Past participle
scoped

Present participle
scoping

  1. (transitive) If you scope something (out), you look at it carefully.
    I scoped out the place last week. It seems nice.