scope

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See also: -scope

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σκοπός (skopós), from σκέπτομαι (sképtomai), from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ-. Etymologically related to skeptic and spectrum.

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scope (plural scopes)

  1. The breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain.
  2. A device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target
  3. (computing) The region of program source in which an identifier is meaningful.
  4. (logic) The shortest sub-wff of which a given instance of a logical connective is a part.
  5. (linguistics) The region of an utterance to which some modifying element applies.
    the scope of an adverb
  6. (slang) Shortened form of periscope, telescope, microscope or oscilloscope.
  7. (medicine, colloquial) Short for any medical procedure that ends in the suffix -scopy, such as endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, etc.

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scope (third-person singular simple present scopes, present participle scoping, simple past and past participle scoped)

  1. To perform a cursory investigation, as to scope out.
  2. (slang) To perform arthroscopic surgery.
    The surgeon will scope the football player's knee to repair damage to a ligament.
  3. (slang) To examine under a microscope.
    The entomologist explained that he could not tell what species of springtail we were looking at without scoping it.

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scope f

  1. plural of scopa

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Latin[edit]

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scope

  1. vocative singular of scopus