scope
noun.
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
noun.
the state of the environment in which a situation exists
you can't do that in a university setting
noun.
a magnifier of images of distant objects
Synonym: telescope
noun.
electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities