Definitions

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  • n. The function of a written or spoken text, especially in the context of translating and interpreting.

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Examples

  • He derived the name from the Greek terms kalos meaning "beautiful," eidos, for "form," and skopos, meaning "to look at."

    A Local Life: Cozy Baker, 86; Outlook of kaleidoscope collector was transformed by beauty

  • If we consider the ceiling with care, we discern that the emblems within its coffers are uniformly oriented to be viewed while facing the east wall, an arrangement that projects a "destination" (or skopos) 42 for the duke and, perhaps, for all of his guests.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • For the quattrocento, as in previous centuries, the ideal city offered a skopos, a destination attained after the end of time by living according to virtuous principles in this life.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Laennec later created a new instrument made from hollow wooden cylinder he called stethoscope, from the Greek words stethos (chest) and skopos (examination).

    Neatorama

  • (skopos) of the Categories is speech signifying things by the mediation of thoughts

    Olympiodorus

  • 72In addition to a destination (skopos), picturae provided meditation with a starting point (status) and visual channels (ductus) to convey the mind's eye among the episodes of a depicted narrative. 168 Less significant than where meditation began was how it began: the status could be any image or phrase that adequately stimulated the emotions and triggered the recollective process.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • For example, in my first term or two in the PhD program, I read everything I could find on the translation of children’s literature, on translation in the colonial and postcolonial contexts this was related to my need to learn more about translation and power, on functionalist theories and skopos, on translating dialects and wordplay, and related topics.

    Archive 2009-05-01

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