See also: -scope
scope (plural scopes)
- The breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain.
- A device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target
- (computing) The region of program source in which an identifier is meaningful.
- (logic) The shortest sub-wff of which a given instance of a logical connective is a part.
- (linguistics) The region of an utterance to which some modifying element applies.
- the scope of an adverb
- (slang) Shortened form of periscope, telescope, microscope or oscilloscope.
- (medicine, colloquial) Short for any medical procedure that ends in the suffix -scopy, such as endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, etc.
computing: region of program source where identifier is meaningful
breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain
device used in aiming a projectile
scope of an identifier
- To perform a cursory investigation, as to scope out.
- (slang) To perform arthroscopic surgery.
- The surgeon will scope the football player's knee to repair damage to a ligament.
- (slang) To examine under a microscope.
- The entomologist explained that he could not tell what species of springtail we were looking at without scoping it.
To perform arthroscopic surgery