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Meaning of AMBIT

Pronunciation:  'ambit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"
 

AMBIT is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: compass, orbit, range, reach, scope
 
 See Also: approximate range, ballpark, confines, contrast, expanse, extent, gamut, horizon, internationalism, internationality, latitude, palette, pallet, purview, spectrum, sweep, view

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Am"bit\, n. [L. ambitus circuit, fr. ambire to go around.
See {Ambient}.]
Circuit or compass.

      His great parts did not live within a small ambit.
                                               --Milward.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Algebraic Manipulation by Identity Translation (also claimed: "Acronym May Be Ignored Totally").

An early pattern-matching language, developed by C. Christensen of Massachusetts Computer Assocs in 1964, aimed at algebraic manipulation.

[Sammet 1969, pp. 454-457].

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alentours, ambience, arena, bailiwick, beat, border, borderland, borderlands, circle, circuit, circumambiencies, circumjacencies, circumstances, compass, constituency, context, cycle, demesne, department, domain, dominion, entourage, environing circumstances, environment, environs, extension, extent, field, footing, full circle, gestalt, habitat, hemisphere, judicial circuit, jurisdiction, lap, loop, march, milieu, neighborhood, orb, orbit, outposts, outskirts, pale, perimeter, periphery, precinct, precincts, province, purlieus, purview, radius, reach, realm, revolution, round, round trip, rounds, scope, situation, sphere, sphere of influence, stamping ground, suburbs, surroundings, sweep, territory, total environment, tour, turf, turn, vantage, vicinage, vicinity, walk
 

 

 

 

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