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scope  


      n  
1    opportunity for exercising the faculties or abilities; capacity for action  
2    range of view, perception, or grasp; outlook  
3    the area covered by an activity, topic, etc.; range  
the scope of his thesis was vast     
4      (Nautical)   slack left in an anchor cable  
5      (Logic, linguistics)   that part of an expression that is governed by a given operator: the scope of the negation in PV--(q<conj>r) is --(q<conj>r)  
6    Informal   short for telescope, microscope, oscilloscope, etc.  
7    Archaic   purpose or aim  
     (C16: from Italian scopo goal, from Latin scopus, from Greek skopos target; related to Greek skopein to watch)  


bargaining scope  
      n   the range of topics within the scope of a particular set of negotiations leading to a collective agreement  
-scope  
      n combining form   indicating an instrument for observing, viewing, or detecting  
microscope, stethoscope     
     (from New Latin -scopium, from Greek -skopion, from skopein to look at)  
  -scopic      adj combining form  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
look at, look over, examine, evaluate
slang
n.
The study of human action and conduct.

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