1. [ noun ] an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
Synonyms: range compass reach orbit ambit

: "the range of a supersonic jet" within the scope of an investigation" "outside the reach of the law" "in the political orbit of a world power"

Related terms: extent horizon sweep spectrum gamut palette confines approximate_range latitude contrast internationality compass
2. [ noun ] a magnifier of images of distant objects
Synonyms: telescope
Related terms: magnifier solar_telescope astronomical_telescope transit_instrument collimator aperture prism finder
3. [ noun ] the state of the environment in which a situation exists
Synonyms: setting background

"you can't do that in a university setting"

Related terms: environment showcase canvas
4. [ noun ] (electronics) electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities
Synonyms: cathode-ray_oscilloscope CRO oscilloscope
Related terms: electronic_equipment radar monitor cardiac_monitor cathode-ray_tube
Similar spelling:   Schoppe