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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ I recollect having urged Wigg on many occasions to limit the ambit of the Profumo affair.
▪ Justice entailed bringing all relations within the ambit of divine order.
▪ Restaurants, cafes and public houses are outside the ambit of that class of use and planning permission is therefore required.
▪ The ambit of this appears very wide.
▪ The ambit of this discretion will now be reviewed in more detail.
▪ The first class is of wider ambit than the second and exists only during the period of employment.
▪ The Government is proposing to bring the majority of these buildings within the ambit of local authority control.
The Collaborative International 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "space surrounding a building or town; precinct;" 1590s, "a circuit," from Latin ambitus "a going round," past participle of ambire "to go round, to go about" (see ambient).


n. 1 The sphere or area of control and influence of something. 2 A circuit, or a boundary around a property. 3 A span of actions, thoughts, or words.


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" [syn: scope, range, reach, orbit, compass]


AMBIT is a historical programming language that was introduced by Carlos Christensen in 1964 for symbolic computation. The language was influenced by ALGOL 60 and is an early example of a pattern matching language for manipulation of strings (a more popular example from the same time is SNOBOL). The acronym AMBIT stands for "Algebraic Manipulation by Identity Translation", but has also claimed "Acronym May Be Ignored Totally". AMBIT had dialects for manipulation of lists (AMBIT-L) and graphs (AMBIT-G) Both pioneered with data structure diagrams and visual programming as data and patterns were used to be represented by directed-graph diagrams. AMBIT/L was implemented for a PDP-10 computer and used to implement the interactive algebraic manipulation system IAM.

Ambit (magazine)

Ambit is a quarterly literary periodical published in the United Kingdom. The magazine was founded in 1959 by Martin Bax, a London paediatrician. The headquarters of the magazine is in London.

Usage examples of "ambit".

English, bring it within the ambit of the English Tripos and yet avoid offending the experts?

Fish that were local in their ambit made the net their neighbourhood, and the quick ones, the ones that tended to streak by, the dorados, slowed down to visit the new development.

After all, matters of high Imperial policy are somewhat outside the ambit of even senior officers of merchantmen, even those who at one time held the exalted rank of Mate in the Dog Star Line.

This is the big one: I secured a concession from Dmitri Rykov that the ambit of the discussion need not exclude thermonuclear weapons, strategic weapons, inner space, international inspec-tion, tactical nuclear weapons, conventional weapons and manpower levels, or disengagement of forces along the Iron Curtain line.