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scope

noun [U] uk   /skəʊp/ us    /skoʊp/

scope noun [U] (RANGE)

C1 the range of a subject covered by a book, programme, discussion, class, etc.: I'm afraid that problem is beyond/outside the scope of my lecture. Oil painting does not come within the scope of a course of this kind. We would now like to broaden/widen the scope of the enquiry and look at more general matters.

scope noun [U] (OPPORTUNITY)

C2 the opportunity for doing something: There is limited scope for further reductions in the workforce.
(Definition of scope noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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