Scope vs Perspective - What's the difference?

scope | perspective |

As nouns the difference between scope and perspective

is that scope is the breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain while perspective is a view, vista or outlook.

As a verb scope

is to perform a cursory investigation, as to scope out.

As an adjective perspective is

of, in or relating to perspective.




(en noun)
  • 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.
  • the scope of an adverb
  • (slang) Shortened form of periscope, telescope, microscope or oscilloscope.
  • Derived terms

    * scopeless


  • To perform a cursory investigation, as to scope out .
  • (slang) To perform arthroscopic surgery.
  • The surgeon will scope the football player's knee to repair damage to a ligament.
  • (slang) To examine under a microscope.
  • The entomologist explained that he could not tell what species of springtail we were looking at without scoping it.


    * copes * copse ----




    (en noun)
  • A view, vista or outlook.
  • The appearance of depth in objects, especially as perceived using binocular vision.
  • The technique of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface.
  • (figuratively) The choice of a single angle or point of view from which to sense, categorize, measure or codify experience.
  • The ability to consider things in such relative perspective
  • A perspective glass.
  • * Bishop Joseph Hall
  • A sound recording technique to adjust and integrate sound sources seemingly naturally.
  • Derived terms

    * linear perspective * metaperspective * microperspective * put something into perspective


    (en adjective)
  • of, in or relating to perspective
  • a perspective drawing
  • (obsolete) providing visual aid; of or relating to the science of vision; optical
  • (Francis Bacon)