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(1)   Electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities
(2)   A magnifier of images of distant objects
(3)   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"
(4)   The state of the environment in which a situation exists
"You can't do that in a university setting"


  1. A short version of periscope, or telescope or oscilloscope
  2. The breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain.
  3. a device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target
  4. The region of code in which an identifier is meaningful.


  1. To perform a cursory investigation, as to scope out.
  2. To perform arthroscopic surgery.
    The surgeon will scope the football player's knee to repair damage to a ligament.