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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AM'BIT, n. [L. ambitus, a circuit, from ambio, to go about. See Ambient.]
The line that encompasses a thing; in geometry, the perimeter of a figure, or the surface of a body. The periphery or circumference of a circular body.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "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" [syn: scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin ambitus, from ambire Date: 1597 1. circuit, compass 2. the bounds or limits of a place or district 3. a sphere of action, expression, or influence ; scope

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the scope, extent, or bounds of something. 2 precincts or environs. Etymology: ME f. L ambitus circuit f. ambire: see AMBIENT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ambit 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

The ambit of something is its range or extent. (FORMAL) Her case falls within the ambit of moral law. = scope N-SING: usu with poss

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