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1. Nautical slack left in an anchor cable
2. Logic linguistics that part of an expression that is governed by a given operator: the scope of the negation in PV--(qr) is --(qr)


The extent or intention of the construction activity, also the portion of the plans, specifications, and addenda on which the contractor has based its bid.


(computer science)
For a variable in a computer program, the portion of the computer program within which the variable can be accessed (used or changed).
The work that will actually be done on a project as documented by the terms in a contract.


Software Evaluation and Certification Programme Europe.

An ESPRIT project.


The scope of an identifier is the region of a program source within which it represents a certain thing. This usually extends from the place where it is declared to the end of the smallest enclosing block (begin/end or procedure/function body). An inner block may contain a redeclaration of the same identifier in which case the scope of the outer declaration does not include (is "shadowed" or "occluded" by) the scope of the inner.

See also activation record, dynamic scope, lexical scope.


(1) A range of IP addresses.

(2) In programming, the visibility of variables within a program; for example, whether one function can use a variable created in another function.

(3) A CRT screen, such as used on an oscilloscope or common display terminal.

(4) See search scope.
References in classic literature ?
I can scarcely analyze these feelings: but it must be partly owing to the free scope given to the imagination.
There are other reasons to have multiple scopes or sights set up for a given rifle.
But spotting scopes are an unfamiliar word to most of us.
Western hunters look for small compact scopes with as much power as possible.
These scopes originally featured tritium illuminated articles, but the tritium had long ago gone dead.
At the time of publication, several new scopes were identified in order to provide a seamless and harmonised approach for food safety management from feed to fork.
The 2006 Edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) reflects extensive changes resulting from the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) examination of the proper role of the scope of work and departure concepts in the appraisal process.
IN 1925, John Scopes of Dayton, Tennessee, was charged with violating the Butler Act, a new state law that forbade teaching evolution in state schools.
CHALLENGING THE SYSTEM: Ask students to think about how and why teacher Scopes and the American Civil Liberties Union challenged the law in Tennessee, rather than abide by it.
The Council received 273 submissions--82 from organisations and 191 from individuals--on its draft scopes of practice consultation document.
In the Coordinated Industry Case, or large case, community, the IRS will push toward more efficient compliance activity in both scope and depth through more contemporaneous interaction.