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 History of this Word

"scope" is from "skopein" (to see) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-scope" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates instrument for viewing. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-scope illustration I am thinking about getting a simple, easy-to-use microscope for my granddaughter.
-scope illustration How effective was this periscopic sight?