Textual thesaurus for "scope"

(noun) oscilloscope, CRO, cathode-ray oscilloscope

electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities

(noun) telescope

a magnifier of images of distant objects

(noun) compass, orbit, range, reach, ambit

an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

a piano has a greater range than the human voice; the ambit of municipal legislation; within the compass of this article; within the scope of an investigation; outside the reach of the law; in the political orbit of a world power

(noun) setting, background

the state of the environment in which a situation exists

you can't do that in a university setting