Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you scope something (out), you look at it carefully. (Usually informal) (noun) The scope of a book, a law, a duty, etc. is how much is includes or how far it can go.

Examples: (verb) It’s important to scope a house out carefully before you rent or buy it. (noun) This kind of art allows the greatest scope for individual expression. (noun) The small budget has limited the scope of the research.

Synonyms: nouns: range, capacity, sphere.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 6 B

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