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scope

noun [U]
 
 
/skəʊp/
the range of things that an activity, company, law, etc. deals with: large/ambitious in scopebeyond/outside the scope of sth He involved himself in affairs beyond the scope of his job.within the scope of sth To come within the scope of the law of confidence, the information does not have to be particularly special.
the opportunity for doing something: scope for (doing) sth There is scope for further improvement.
Translations of “scope”
in Spanish oportunidad, alcance…
in French possibilité, limites…
in German der Raum, der Bereich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 範圍…
in Russian пределы, масштаб, возможность…
in Turkish kapsam, fırsat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 范围…
in Polish zakres, zasięg, miejsce…
(Definition of scope from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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