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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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n.
a field of study searching for ways to prevent global warming by deliberately changing Earth's natural system
n.
look at, look over, examine, evaluate
slang
n.
The study of human action and conduct.

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