scope

[ UK /skˈə‍ʊp/ ]
[ US /ˈskoʊp/ ]
NOUN
  1. a magnifier of images of distant objects
  2. the state of the environment in which a situation exists
    you can't do that in a university setting
  3. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
    the ambit of municipal legislation
    a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    outside the reach of the law
    within the compass of this article
    in the political orbit of a world power
    the range of a supersonic jet
    within the scope of an investigation
  4. electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities
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How To Use scope In A Sentence

  • A space telescope will be launched in ten or 11 years to look for clues. The Sun
  • The machine then applies a thin, even layer of cells to a microscope slide for examination.
  • From peeper scopes to duct tape -- learn more about the cool tools Nature Conservancy scientists use to solve conservation issues. Conservation Tools: 'Very Pistols,' Underwater Paper, Amphibious Vehicles And Other Cool Gadgets Used By The Nature Conservancy Scientists (PHOTOS)
  • … Others can only be identified with a microscope, such as the majority of protozoa [single-celled animals], certain blood filariae [small larvae of pathogen parasites in the blood vessels], and the trichinae. Modern Science in the Bible
  • Talking about the investment in the new main stand, the increased capacity, and the scope for making money rather than just haemorrhaging it, he insisted his family are in it for the long haul.
  • If any are found, a biopsy then takes place, where small samples of body tissue are examined under the microscope for abnormal cells. The Sun
  • A book made up of these; pictures in their order is such a solid, and the little pocket mutoscope exactly satisfies this description. The Fourth Dimension Simply Explained
  • After prepping and draping the patient's extremity, the surgeon makes a stab incision and inserts the arthroscope into the knee joint through a standard inferolateral portal.
  • Often called gyroscopic stabilization, inertial stabilization enables the telescope to continually point at a celestial object while the aircraft maneuvers in flight. PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories
  • The blue plaque marking the spot is incorrect in stating that its dome housed the largest telescope in the world.
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