scope has definitions from the field of electronics
[ noun ] an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control


: "the range of a supersonic jet" within the scope of an investigation" "outside the reach of the law" "in the political orbit of a world power"

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

Perhaps the lesson we should take from these pages is that the welfare_state in England still allows wild scope for all kinds of rugged eccentrics .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The first substantially complete stereo Giselle ( and the only one of its scope since Feyer 's four-sided LP edition of 1958 for Angel ) , this set is , I'm afraid , likely to provide more horrid fascination than enjoyment .

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

The visceral_brain as_well_as the neocortex is known to contribute to memory , but this topic is beyond the scope of this paper .

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

The supposed tactual sense of spatial location and orientation in the patient and his ability to specify the location of a member , as_well_as the direction and scope of a movement , passively executed ( with one of his members ) , proved to have been , on_the_contrary , very considerably affected '' .

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

The doctor , with the air of a man whose professional interests have found scope , drew Alex 's attention to those excellences which might otherwise have escaped him : the fine color in comb and wattles , the length and quality of neck and saddle_hackles , the firm , wide spread of the toes , and a rare justness in the formation of the ear lappets .

[ noun ] a magnifier of images of distant objects



[ noun ] the state of the environment in which a situation exists


setting background


"you can't do that in a university setting"

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environment showcase canvas

[ noun ] (electronics) electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities