Origin of scoping
verb (used with object), scoped, scop·ing.
- to look at or over; examine; check out: a rock musician scoping out the audience before going on stage.
- to master; figure out: By the time we'd scoped out the problem, it was too late.
Origin of scope
Synonyms for scope
Related Words for scopingaudit, search, scan, oversee, review, probe, watch, investigate, scrutinize, observe, survey, supervise, inspect, consider, peruse, dissect, explore, comb, sift, weigh
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Contemporary Examples of scoping
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Word Origin for scope
"extent," 1530s, "room to act," from Italian scopo "aim, purpose, object, thing aimed at, mark, target," from Latin scopus, from Greek skopos "aim, target, watcher," from PIE *spek- "to observe" (cf. Sanskrit spasati "sees;" Avestan spasyeiti "spies;" Greek skopein "behold, look, consider," skeptesthai "to look at;" Latin specere "to look at;" Old High German spehhon "to spy," German spähen "to spy"). Sense of "distance the mind can reach, extent of view" first recorded c.1600.
"instrument for viewing," 1872, abstracted from telescope, microscope, etc., from Greek skopein "to look" (see scope (n.1)). Earlier used as a shortening of horoscope (c.1600).
"to view," 1807, from the source of scope (n.2). Related: Scoped; scoping.