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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)
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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.
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(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.
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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.
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(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.
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Choices for fixed power scopes with one-inch tubes are somewhat slim now but there are still some good scopes available.
In fact, the only time irons even match a scope's speed is with the stock fitting like a good shotgun's--so the aiming eye functions as the rear sight: We just place the front sight where the bullet should land and pull the trigger.
* SCOPE 3: Other Indirect GHG Emissions--Emissions that occur as a consequence of operations but from sources not owned or controlled by the company.
All I can surmise is that some expansion characteristic occurring in the scopes' internals caused a slightly different dimension between lenses, causing the room-temperature parallax setting to be slightly off.
The adjuster and the insured must work together to arrive at a proper scope of loss.
The last thing Harris commented on in regards to plunking down good money on a new spotting scope is field of view.
For example, there are several 1-GHz scope models on the market with a maximum sample rate of 20 Gsa/s.
Scopes that provide generic 8B/10B protocol decode capability allow users to trigger and decode at the bit or HEX level.
In the Scopes Trial, the ACLU sold the teaching of evolution as being a matter of "free speech." Yet, today, the ACLU would gladly help tar and feather any teacher who strayed from Darwinian orthodoxy.
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.