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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  -scope  \-scope\  [Gr.  skopo`s  a  watcher,  spy.  See  {Scope}.] 
  A  combining  form  usually  signifying  an  instrument  for  viewing 
  (with  the  eye)  or  observing  (in  any  way);  as  in  microscope, 
  telescope,  altoscope,  anemoscope. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scope  \Scope\,  n.  [It.  scopo,  L.  scopos  a  mark,  aim  Gr 
  skopo`s,  a  watcher,  mark,  aim  akin  to  ?,  ?  to  view,  and 
  perh.  to  E.  spy.  Cf  {Skeptic},  {Bishop}.] 
  1.  That  at  which  one  aims;  the  thing  or  end  to  which  the  mind 
  directs  its  view;  that  which  is  purposed  to  be  reached  or 
  accomplished;  hence  ultimate  design,  aim  or  purpose; 
  intention;  drift;  object.  ``Shooting  wide,  do  miss  the 
  marked  scope.''  --Spenser. 
  Your  scope  is  as  mine  own  So  to  enforce  or  qualify 
  the  laws  As  to  your  soul  seems  good.  --Shak. 
  The  scope  of  all  their  pleading  against  man's 
  authority,  is  to  overthrow  such  laws  and 
  constitutions  in  the  church.  --Hooker. 
  2.  Room  or  opportunity  for  free  outlook  or  aim  space  for 
  action  amplitude  of  opportunity;  free  course  or  vent; 
  liberty;  range  of  view,  intent,  or  action 
  Give  him  line  and  scope.  --Shak. 
  In  the  fate  and  fortunes  of  the  human  race,  scope  is 
  given  to  the  operation  of  laws  which  man  must  always 
  fail  to  discern  the  reasons  of  --I.  Taylor. 
  Excuse  me  if  I  have  given  too  much  scope  to  the 
  reflections  which  have  arisen  in  my  mind.  --Burke. 
  An  intellectual  cultivation  of  no  moderate  depth  or 
  scope.  --Hawthorne. 
  3.  Extended  area.  [Obs.]  ``The  scopes  of  land  granted  to  the 
  first  adventurers.''  --Sir  J.  Davies. 
  4.  Length;  extent;  sweep;  as  scope  of  cable. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {range},  {reach},  {orbit},  {compass}, 
  2:  the  state  of  the  environment  in  which  a  situation  exists; 
  "you  can't  do  that  in  a  university  setting"  [syn:  {setting}, 
  3:  an  instrument  that  magnifies  the  image  of  distant  objects 
  [syn:  {telescope}] 
  4:  provides  visual  images  of  varying  electrical  quantities 
  [syn:  {oscilloscope},  {cathode-ray  oscilloscope},  {CRO}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    Software  Evaluation  and  Certification  Programme 
  An  {ESPRIT}  project. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    The  scope  of  an  identifier  is  the  region  of  a 
  program  source  within  which  it  represents  a  certain  thing 
  This  usually  extends  from  the  place  where  it  is  declared  to 
  the  end  of  the  smallest  enclosing  block  (begin/end  or 
  procedure/function  body).  An  inner  block  may  contain  a 
  redeclaration  of  the  same  identifier  in  which  case  the  scope 
  of  the  outer  declaration  does  not  include  (is  shadowed"  or 
  "{occlude}d"  by)  the  scope  of  the  inner. 
  See  also  {activation  record},  {dynamic  scope},  {lexical 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  SCalable  Object  Processing  Environment  Creamware 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Simple  COmmunications  Programming  Environment  DFUe 

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