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Implicit Scope


The Implicit Scope is an unmentioned scope applied to the definition of a word.


This implies a non-obvious contextual, often based on who expresses the word; usually implying a shared story or culture with the listener.


Cultural Definition

implicit (wiktionary)


Implied indirectly, without being directly expressed

Contained in the essential nature of something but not openly shown

Having no reservations or doubts; unquestioning or unconditional; usually said of faith or trust.

scope (wiktionary)


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.

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Pattern Expression

Implicit Scope is a pattern that is applicable anywhere in Existence.

Any Entity capable of Language is capable of communicating an implicit scope.