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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pur·view /ˈpɝˌvju/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·view n.
 1. (a) Law The body of a statute, or that part which begins with Be it enacted, ” as distinguished from the preamble. --Cowell. (b) Hence: The limit or scope of a statute; the whole extent of its intention or provisions.
    Profanations within the purview of several statutes.   --Bacon.
 2. Limit or sphere of authority; scope; extent.
    In determining the extent of information required in the exercise of a particular authority, recourse must be had to the objects within the purview of that authority.   --Madison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated;
          "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge" [syn: horizon,