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scope note

n. ~ 1. A statement indicating the proper use of a heading in a thesaurus, authority file, or classification scheme. - 2. A symbol appearing with a heading that specifies a particular sense.


A scope note1 often refers to other headings with related or overlapping meanings to help users determine the most appropriate heading. - In this glossary, superscript numbers are used as scope notes2 to specify a particular sense in a definition.