scope

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scope(
skop
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (extent)
a. el alcance
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Granting you a raise in salary is beyond my scope.Ofrecerte una subida de sueldo está fuera de mi alcance.
b. el ámbito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The scarcity of funds are limiting the scope of this investigation.La escasez de fondos está limitando el ámbito de esta investigación.
c. la esfera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The country is looking to expand its scope of influence through exporting its goods.El país busca expandir su esfera de influencia a través de la exportación de sus productos.
d. el campo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The school will broaden its scope of activities next year.La escuela ampliará su campo de actividades el año que viene.
2. (opportunity)
a. las posibilidades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This position isn't offering me the scope I was looking for.Este puesto no me está ofreciendo las posibilidades que buscaba.
b. la libertad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She hadn't scope enough to choose the subject of her thesis.No tuvo libertad suficiente para elegir el tema de su tesis.
3. (telescope mounted on a firearm)
a. la mira telescópica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Before shooting make sure that the scope is aligned with the target.Antes de disparar asegúrate de que la mira telescópica está alienada con el objetivo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to look around)
a. registrar
My sister scoped my bedroom in search of my diary.Mi hermana registró toda mi habitación en busca de mi diario.
b. recorrer con la vista
She scoped the conference room to spot known people.Recorrió con la vista la sala de conferencias para localizar gente conocida.
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scope
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el ámbito m, alcance
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to give scope for…permitir (la posibilidad de)…
to give free scope to one's imaginationdar rienda suelta a la imaginación
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scope [skəʊp]
noun
(opportunity) (for action etc) libertad (f); oportunidades (f); (range) [of law, activity] ámbito (m); [of responsibilities] ámbito (m); (capacity) [of person, mind] alcance (m); (room) (for manoeuvre etc) esfera (f) de acción; campo (m) de acción
a programme of considerable scope un programa de gran alcance; the scope of the new measures must be defined conviene delimitar el campo de aplicación de las nuevas medidas
it is beyond her scope está fuera de su alcance
it is beyond the scope of this book está fuera del ámbito del presente libro
to extend the scope of one's activities ampliar su campo de actividades
there is plenty of scope for hay bastante campo para
this should give you plenty of scope for your talents esto ha de darte grandes posibilidades para explotar tus talentos
to give sb full scope dar carta blanca a algn
I'm looking for a job with more scope busco un puesto que ofrezca más posibilidades
it is outside my scope eso está fuera de mi alcance
it is within her scope está a su alcance
it is within the scope of this book está dentro del ámbito del presente libro
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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