Definition of "scope" []

  • The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions. (noun)
  • Breadth or opportunity to function. See Synonyms at room. (noun)
  • The area covered by a given activity or subject. See Synonyms at range. (noun)
  • The length or sweep of a mooring cable. (noun)
  • Informal A viewing instrument such as a periscope, microscope, or telescope. (noun)
  • Opportunity for exercising the faculties or abilities; capacity for action (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Range of view, perception, or grasp; outlook (noun)
  • The area covered by an activity, topic, etc; range (noun)
  • Slack left in an anchor cable (noun)
  • That part of an expression that is governed by a given operator: the scope of the negation in PV–(q∧r) is –(q∧r) (noun)
  • Purpose or aim (noun)
  • To look at or examine carefully (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "scope" in a sentence
  • "I could give many other illustrations of the narrow scope of this Method of Accidents, though _genuine within that scope_, and how, in _all_ cases, by the Synthetic Method we can find in the facts _to be remembered_ the means of their recollection."
  • "Also noteworthy, but a little more limited in scope, is Waid and Barry Kitson's JLA: Year One miniseries, which featured a team-up with the Doom Patrol and incorporated other Silver Age stalwarts like the Challengers of the Unknown and the Blackhawks."
  • "That "acceptable femininity" has expanded in scope is unquestionably a good thing, and while we're not there yet, one can see the day coming when girls are considered girls simply for being girls, no matter their dress, interests, hair length, or sexual orientation."