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"scope" in American English

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scopenoun [U]

us   /skoʊp/
  • scope noun [U] (RANGE)

the range of matters considered or dealt with: We are going to widen the scope of the investigation.
  • scope noun [U] (OPPORTUNITY)

the opportunity for activity: There is limited scope for further reducing the workforce.
  • scope noun [U] (DEVICE)

infml a device you look through to see something that is difficult to see directly, such as a microscope or a telescope
(Definition of scope from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"scope" in British English

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scopenoun [U]

uk   /skəʊp/ us   /skoʊp/

-scopesuffix

uk   / -skəʊp/ us   / -skoʊp/
used to form nouns that refer to devices for looking at or discovering and measuring things: a microscope a telescope
-scopic
suffix uk   / -skɒp.ɪk/ us   / -skɑː.pɪk/
(Definition of scope from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scope" in Business English

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scopenoun [U]

uk   /skəʊp/ us  
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.
(Definition of scope from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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