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scope

scope

 
 
pronunciation:
skop
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the breadth or range of one's view, thoughts, operation, or the like.
The clients were impressed with the scope of our vision for their project.These questions are beyond the scope of this investigation.You've explored your topic very narrowly, so your paper lacks scope.
 
synonyms:
compass, reach
similar words:
area, dimension, extent, gamut, magnitude, play, size
definition 2: the chance to function freely.
The school encourages students to give their imaginations full scope.
synonyms:
freedom, latitude, room
similar words:
play
definition 3: a telescope, microscope, or the like.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scoped, scopes, scoping
definition: (slang) to examine; look over (often fol. by out).
A rival business just opened on the next block, so we're going up there to scope out the competition.
synonyms:
examine, scan
similar words:
assess, contemplate, evaluate, glance at, reconnoiter, scrutinize, study
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