Synonyms of scopes


1. Scopes, John Scopes, John Thomas Scopes

usage: Tennessee highschool teacher who violated a state law by teaching evolution; in a highly publicized trial in 1925 he was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow (1900-1970)


1. Scopes, John Scopes, John Thomas Scopes

usage: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"

2. scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit, extent

usage: the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"

3. setting, background, scope, environment

usage: a magnifier of images of distant objects

4. telescope, scope, magnifier

usage: electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities

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