scope noun

1 opportunity

ADJ. full In her new house she had full scope for her passion for gardening. | ample, considerable, enormous, great, tremendous | limited

VERB + SCOPE have | allow (sb), give sb, leave (sb), offer (sb), provide (sb with) These courses give students more scope for developing their own ideas. | increase | cut down, reduce

PREP. ~ for There is limited scope for creativity in my job.

2 range/extent

ADJ. broad, wide | limited, narrow The scope of the exhibition is disappointingly narrow. | geographical, territorial The geographical scope of product markets has widened since the war.

VERB + SCOPE broaden, expand, extend, increase, widen | limit, reduce, restrict | define, determine These criteria were used to determine the scope of the curriculum.

SCOPE + VERB broaden, expand, extend, increase, widen | narrow

PREP. beyond/outside the ~ of The subject lies outside the scope of this book. | in (sth's) ~ The survey is too limited in (its) scope. | within the ~ of These disputes fall within the scope of the local courts.

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