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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n purview the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Purview 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."
    • Purview The body of a statute, or that part which begins with “ Be it enacted, ” as distinguished from the preamble.
    • Purview The limit or scope of a statute; the whole extent of its intention or provisions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n purview A condition, provision, or disposition; in law, that part of a statute which begins with the words “Be it enacted,” as distinguished from the preamble, and hence the whole body of provisions.
    • n purview Field, scope, sphere, or limits of anything, as of a law, authority, etc.: as, the purview of science; facts that come under the purview of consciousness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Purview pur′vū a condition or disposition: the part of a statute beginning with 'Be it enacted:' scope: limits.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. purveu, pourveu, F. pourvu, provided, p. p. of OF. porveoir, F. pourvoir,. See Purvey View, and cf. Proviso
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. pourvieupourvoir, to provide.


In literature:

Cook argued that Richard Andrews' Jolnet was a privately owned bulletin board, and not within the purview of ECPA.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
This state of affairs may be formulated by saying that the older humanism omitted economic and industrial conditions from its purview.
"Democracy and Education" by John Dewey
For many years the Court hesitated to hold that party primaries were elections within the purview of the Constitution.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
It is put beyond the purview of your science.
"Continental Monthly, Volume 5, Issue 4" by Various
He could not see beyond the Tenderloin purview.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
IVOR HERBERT had moved amendment to Military Service Bill, bring within its purview all unmarried men as they attain the age of eighteen years.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 26, 1916" by Various
In general their lack of flexibility is fast putting them out of the metal miner's purview.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
So these also the Artist will have to keep within his purview.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
Whether war is an ethical institution is not a matter within the purview of the armed forces.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
In the last century its purview was a comparatively narrow one.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
They are not sacrificed in such circumstances; they simply do not enter within his purview.
"Too Old for Dolls" by Anthony Mario Ludovici
I had prepared in my mind moral reflections, purviews of political situations, and a complete essay on the future of Japan.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
The gilded fool had not brought himself into the embarrassing purview of the law.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
He has not taken into his purview the social mind as a whole, in his static theory.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
It does not come within the purview of this volume of reminiscences.
"Recollections of a Varied Life" by George Cary Eggleston
If the two partners always think alike, then there will be no greater richness of purview.
"A Book About the Theater" by Brander Matthews
In the purview of Mrs. Caroline Agnes Greaves, man was a poor thing.
"The Sailor" by J. C. Snaith
The general behaviour of the women and girls inside the factory falls under her purview.
"The Woman's Part" by L. K. Yates
Governments and courts are necessarily limited in purview and fallible in decisions.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
The budget is entirely beyond their purview.
"An Open Letter to the Right Honorable David Lloyd George" by Lajpat Rai

In news:

Cape Coral City Council has called a special meeting Monday to discuss whether to bring the functions of the downtown Community Redevelopment Agency into direct city purview.
From what I can tell, Nanho Gutta is actually from Union City, which falls out of this column's purview.
Long seen as the purview of Thomson ISI, citation tracking in scholarly journal literature is becoming an expected feature in digital collections of scholarly literature.
Traditionally, the counterfeit-goods trade has fallen under the purview of federal authorities, but that's changing.
The term "do-it-yourself" used be the purview of home repair gurus or a subculture of crafty trendsetters.
Royal Pingdom provides some insight into just how big Google's purview is online at a time when the FTC and DOJ may be looking to crack down on the search engine for antitrust concerns.
Portal jumping is just outside my purview .
CRC project wasn't in purview of C-Tran expert panel.
Long seen as the purview of Thomson ISI, citation tracking in scholarly journal literature is becoming an expected feature in digital collections of scholarly literature.
According to the motion, it is within the federal court's purview to opt for a site visit, citing extensive case law to support its cause.
For nearly a decade, the federal government has attempted to define what waters of the United States fall under regulatory purview of the Clean Water Act of 1972 (CWA).
The FDA plans to tighten purview of manufacture of extended-release generic drugs.
The FDA plans to tighten purview of manufacture of extended-release generic drugs after one failed to perform like its brand-name counterpart.
The piece of news at hand is simply too monumental to ignore, even if it escaped my purview Wednesday afternoon.
This may not be a literary item, the usual purview of Writer blogs, but it does involve communication.

In science:

Proof: [Proof of Theorem 3] We will show that, under the assumptions, the algorithm in (57) falls under the purview of Theorem 4.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
We conclude this article with some purview of possible extension to higher dimension.
Multiplicative random walk Metropolis-Hastings on the real line
However, such topics are not a part of standard purview of either physics or economics and hence, no research fellowships or faculty positions are available in India yet.
Fifteen Years of Econophysics Research
Detailed considerations show that only the singlets created on ramp-I fall under the purview of these rules.
Hysteresis in Anti-Ferromagnetic Random-Field Ising Model at Zero Temperature
These matrices do not fall within the purview of the standard techniques of Random Matrix Theory (RMT) due to their sparsity and lack of independence between entries.
Cycles and eigenvalues of sequentially growing random regular graphs
It is therefore unfortunate that X-ray astronomers have been resistant to learning the principles of plasma physics and incorporating them into their science, prefering instead to limit their purview to gas dynamics and atomic physics.
X-ray astronomy in the new Millenium. A Summary
Studying citation networks has been the purview of the field of scientometrics, which aims to measure the impact of scholarly publications (Dieks and Chang 1976).
Information Diffusion in Computer Science Citation Networks
The theorem is of course valid within the purview of quantum mechanics.
Quantum Advantage in Communication Networks
Lensing is one of many other types of less dramatic variability, and the existing teams have limited resources for research outside their main purview.
Searching for Planets During Predicted Mesolensing Events: II. PLAN-IT: An Observing Program and its Application to VB 10
It is within the purview of a summary speaker (or perhaps it is even an obligation) to reminisce about the past, and I will do so.
Few-Body Physics -- Then and Now
The consideration of anomalous particle diffusion (γ 6= 1), particularly of subdiffusion and an associated modification of the Kubo formalism, is beyond the purview of this paper and normal diffusion is simply assumed by applying the TGK approach.
On Quasilinear Perpendicular Diffusion
In other words, those problems that are within the purview of fault tolerance analysis, namely, the occurrence of errors in the quantum computation, and the effectiveness of error correction techniques in reducing the effect of such errors on the final quantum state, are not addressed in Kitaev’s model.
Reliable Final Computational Results from Faulty Quantum Computation
Research institutes India follows a unique model of research where the onus of research lies on institutes outside the purview of local universities, the latter therefore, play a secondary role restricted to taught post graduate courses.
India's tryst with modern astronomy
Such interactions are within the purview of conventional convergent Mayer expansions, which is why it is possible to develop a convergent expansion.
Coulomb systems at low density