meaning of -scope

-scope meaning in Etymology Dictionary

word-forming element showing "an instrument for witnessing," from Late Latin -scopium, from Greek -skopion, from skopein "to check out, study" (see range (n.1)).


-scope meaning in General Dictionary

an incorporating form usually signifying a guitar for watching (using eye) or watching (in any way); as with microscope, telescope, altoscope, anemoscope.