a combining form used to form abstract action nouns corresponding to nouns with stems ending in -scope: telescopy.
[ < Gk skopía watching. See -SCOPE, -Y3]

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  • -scopy — comb. form indicating viewing or observation, usu. with an instrument ending in scope (microscopy). * * * skəpē, pi noun combining form ( es) Etymology: Greek skopia, from skopein to view + ia y more at spy : viewing, e …   Useful english dictionary

  • -scopy — noun combining form Etymology: Greek skopia, from skeptesthai viewing ; observation < spectroscopy > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -scopy — An action or activity involving the use of in instrument for viewing. [G. skopeo, to view] * * * [Gr. skopein to examine] a word termination denoting the act of examining …   Medical dictionary

  • -scopy — combining form indicating observation or examination: microscopy. Origin from Gk skopia observation , from skopein examine, look at …   English new terms dictionary

  • -scopy — (G). Observation …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • -scopy — sco·py …   English syllables

  • -scopy — aff. a combining form meaning “examination,” measurement” (radioscopy), also forming abstract nouns corresponding to nouns ending in scope (spectroscopy; telescopy) • Etymology: < Gk skopía watching …   From formal English to slang

  • -scopy — a word element for forming abstract action nouns related to scope, as in telescopy. {Greek skopia, literally, watching. See scope} …   Australian-English dictionary

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