|n.||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.|
|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.|
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.
|4.||Length; extent; sweep; |
|5.||To look at for the purpose of evaluation; usually with |
|Noun||1.||scope - 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"|
|2.||scope - the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"|
|3.||scope - a magnifier of images of distant objects|
|4.||scope - electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities|
|1.||(project)||SCOPE - Software Evaluation and Certification Programme
An ESPRIT project.
|2.||(programming)||scope - 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
"occluded" by) the scope of the inner.|
See also activation record, dynamic scope, lexical scope.