Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scope

4 senses of scope

Sense 1
scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit -- (an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power")
       => extent -- (the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent")

Sense 2
setting, background, scope -- (the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting")
       => environment -- (the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room")

Sense 3
telescope, scope -- (a magnifier of images of distant objects)
       => magnifier -- (a scientific instrument that magnifies an image)

Sense 4
oscilloscope, scope, cathode-ray oscilloscope, CRO -- (electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities)
       => electronic equipment -- (equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor))

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