As nouns the difference between scope and characteristics
is that scope
is the breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain while characteristics
As a verb scope
is to perform a cursory investigation, as to scope out
The breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain.
A device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target
(computing) The region of program source in which an identifier is meaningful.
(logic) The shortest sub-wff of which a given instance of a logical connective is a part.
(linguistics) The region of an utterance to which some modifying element applies.
(slang) Shortened form of periscope, telescope, microscope or oscilloscope.
- the scope of an adverb
To perform a cursory investigation, as to scope out .
(slang) To perform arthroscopic surgery.
(slang) To examine under a microscope.
- The surgeon will scope the football player's knee to repair damage to a ligament.
- The entomologist explained that he could not tell what species of springtail we were looking at without scoping it.