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scope

 
Noun scope has 4 senses
  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"; "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"
    --1 is a kind of extent
    --1 has particulars:
     approximate range, ballpark; confines; contrast; internationality, internationalism; latitude; horizon, view, purview; sweep, expanse; gamut; spectrum; palette, pallet
  2. setting, background, scope - the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"
    --2 is a kind of environment
    --2 has particulars: canvas, canvass; showcase, show window
  3. telescope, scope - a magnifier of images of distant objects
    --3 is a kind of magnifier
    --3 has parts:
     aperture; finder, viewfinder, view finder; prism, optical prism
    --3 has particulars:
     astronomical telescope; collimator; solar telescope; transit instrument
  4. oscilloscope, scope, cathode-ray oscilloscope, CRO - electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities
    --4 is a kind of electronic equipment
    --4 is a part of
     radar, microwave radar, radio detection and ranging, radiolocation; cardiac monitor, heart monitor; monitor, monitoring device
    --4 has parts: cathode-ray tube, CRT
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