- the extent of the area or subject matter that something deals with or to which it is relevant；the opportunity or possibility to do or deal with something
- assess or investigate something；set the scope of (a projected undertaking)
verb: scope, 3rd person present: scopes, gerund or present participle: scoping, past tense: scoped, past participle: scoped
noun: scope, plural noun: scopes
- 1. the extent of the area or subject matter that something deals with or to which it is relevant we widened the scope of our investigation such questions go beyond the scope of this book 同義詞
- 2. the opportunity or possibility to do or deal with something the scope for major change is always limited by political realities 同義詞
- ▪ archaic a purpose, end, or intention Plato even maintains religion to be the chief aim and scope of human life
- 3. informal a telescope, microscope, or other device having a name ending in -scope infrared night scopes
- 4. the length of cable extended when a ship rides at anchor.
- 5. the number of terms or arguments affected by an operator such as a quantifier or conjunction.
- 1. assess or investigate something they'd scoped out their market
- ▪ set the scope of (a projected undertaking) it is important that a project is scoped correctly to ensure the budget can be accurately defined
- 2. North American informal look at carefully; scan they watched him scoping the room, looking for Michael