[ 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 .