Definitions for: Ambit


[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"



Webster (1913) 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.

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

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