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scope

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscopescope1 /skəʊp $ skoʊp/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun  1 LIMIT[uncountable] the range of things that a subject, activity, book etc deals withscope of the need to define the scope of the investigation measures to limit the scope of criminals’ activitiesbeyond/outside/within the scope of something A full discussion of that issue is beyond the scope of this book.widen/broaden/extend etc the scope of something Let us extend the scope of the study to examine more factors.narrow/limit etc the scope of something The court’s ruling narrowed the scope of the affirmative action program.limited/wider etc in scope His efforts were too limited in scope to have much effect.2 CHANCE/OPPORTUNITY[uncountable] the opportunity to do or develop somethingscope for The scope for successful gardening increases dramatically with a greenhouse.there is considerable/great/little etc scope for something There is considerable scope for further growth in the economy.3 [singular] informal a particular set of activities and the people who are involved in them syn scenethe music/cinema/club etc scopeCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesbroadThe new book has a broader scope.limited/narrowThe scope of the research was quite limited.verbswiden/broaden the scope of somethingThe police are widening the scope of their investigation.extend/expand the scope of somethingThey may extend the scope of the project.narrow/limit the scope of somethingHe had severely limited the scope of his autobiography.define the scope of something (=say exactly what the scope is)The group’s first task was to define the scope of the review.come/fall within the scope of something (=be included in it)Banks and building societies fall within the scope of the new legislation.fall outside the scope of something (=not be included in it)His later exploits in Persia fall outside the scope of this book.phrasesbe limited/restricted in scopeThe law is quite limited in scope.be national/international/global in scope (=include a whole country, several countries, or the whole world)Some markets are local while others are national or international in scope.
Examples from the Corpus
scopeA clear statement of the goal and scope of a research project is a useful reference point.Student science projects should vary in length and scope.The ruling party has granted concessions of considerable scope.Regulations are important in markets that are increasingly international in scope.The result of this is that the law relating to fraud and commercial affairs in general is strictly limited in its scope.The first is the question of its scope.In some cases, such as the regional development grant, there was little scope for re-allocation as spending was demand-led.Roller blinds offer a good deal of scope through colour and fabric combinations, from floral patterns to bold geometric prints.Considering the scope, the trips are fairly inexpensive.I'm afraid the matter falls outside the scope of this enquiry.It was determined that the Commissioner had been acting within the scope of his official duties.The scope and limits of teachers' end students' freedom of association is the focus of this chapter.Many of the amendments have been introduced to clarify the meaning of the regulations and do not change their scope.beyond/outside/within the scope of somethingThe details of rotational line positions in vibration bands are exceedingly complex, and beyond the scope of this book.In its bulk and lack of conspicuous authorship the work is clearly beyond the scope of a single writer.Several trials that looked at cancer prevention were not considered within the scope of this analysis.Only payments of cash of at least £600 fall within the scope of Gift Aid.Parts of an individual's day-to-day behaviour are quite idiosyncratic- in general, these fall outside the scope of social anthropology.This is a particularly complex issue, largely beyond the scope of this book.It continued under this legislation until 1958 and, though usually constituting development, was outside the scope of planning control.Yet the significance for the ancient Israelites of the capture of the ark went beyond the scope of such attachments.scope forIs there much scope for initiative in this job?
scopescope2 verb   scope somebody/something ↔ out→ See Verb table
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Verb table
scope
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyscope
he, she, itscopes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyscoped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave scoped
he, she, ithas scoped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad scoped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill scope
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have scoped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam scoping
he, she, itis scoping
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you, we, theyare scoping
Past
I, he, she, itwas scoping
you, we, theywere scoping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been scoping
he, she, ithas been scoping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been scoping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be scoping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been scoping
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