scope

noun

In Magento, scope describes the extent of your store hierarchy that a setting can affect. Scope can apply to the following:

  • Global — all websites, stores, and store views
  • Website — the selected website and all stores and store views under it
  • Store — the selected store and all store views under it
  • Store View — the selected store view.

Within the hierarchy, settings applied at a lower level can override some higher-level settings.