I. noun Etymology: Italian scopo purpose, goal, from Greek skopos; akin to Greek skeptesthai to watch, look at — more at spy Date: circa 1555 1. intention, object 2. space or opportunity for unhampered motion, activity, or thought 3. extent of treatment, activity, or influence 4. range of operation: as a. the range of a logical operator ; a string in predicate calculus that is governed by a quantifier b. a grammatical constituent that determines the interpretation of a predicate or quantifier Synonyms: see range II. noun Etymology: -scope Date: 1872 1. any of various instruments for viewing: as a. microscope b. telescope c. a telescope mounted on a firearm for use as a sight 2. horoscope III. transitive verb (scoped; scoping) Etymology: perhaps from 2scope Date: 1974 to look at especially for the purpose of evaluation — often used with out <
scoped her out from across the room — Tim Allis

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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