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scope

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)

Scope

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.

scope

[skōp]
(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).
(engineering)
The work that will actually be done on a project as documented by the terms in a contract.

SCOPE

(project)
Software Evaluation and Certification Programme Europe.

An ESPRIT project.

scope

(programming)
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.

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 ?
It might be difficult -- and it was so -- to conceive how he should exist hereafter, so earthly and sensuous did he seem; but surely his existence here, admitting that it was to terminate with his last breath, had been not unkindly given; with no higher moral responsibilities than the beasts of the field, but with a larger scope of enjoyment than theirs, and with all their blessed immunity from the dreariness and duskiness of age.
In spite of all that has happened since, I still remember that vigil very distinctly: the black and silent observatory, the shadowed lantern throwing a feeble glow upon the floor in the corner, the steady ticking of the clockwork of the tele- scope, the little slit in the roof--an oblong profundity with the stardust streaked across it.
If the irrational cannot be excluded, it should be outside the scope of the tragedy.
As usual, the utmost eagerness was evinced by the guests to learn everything within the scope of their comprehension respecting the Americans, for whom they professed the most fraternal regard.
We had started from Barcelona with our dinghy in tow; afterwards it was too risky to try to get her in, so we let her take her chance of the seas at the end of a comfortable scope of rope.
His genius had ever been in advance of his circumstances, prompting him to new and wide fields of enterprise beyond the scope of ordinary merchants.
The storm which was coming was already making itself manifest, not only in the wide scope of nature, but in the hearts and natures of human beings.
So that no man can be secret, except he give himself a little scope of dissimulation; which is, as it were, but the skirts or train of secrecy.
The many books he had read filled his mind with ideas which, because he only half understood them, gave more scope to his imagination.
I see a force producing effects beyond the scope of ordinary human agencies; I do not understand why this occurs and I talk of genius.
This was the effect with me of all the criticism which I had hitherto read, and I am not sure yet that the criticism which tries to be of a larger scope, and to see things "whole," is of any definite effect.
Browning with tact, with a real refinement and grace; saying well many [42] things which every competent reader of the great poet must feel to be true; devoting to the subject he loves a critical gift so considerable as to make us wish for work from his hands of larger scope than this small volume.