from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- A combining form usually signifying
an instrument for viewing(with the eye) or observing(in any way).
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- suffix Used to make terms denoting an
instrumentused for viewingor examination.
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Ancient Greek σκοπέω (skopeo, "examine, inspect, look to or into, consider").
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