1. [syn: scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ambit \Am"bit\, n. [L. ambitus circuit, fr. ambire to go around.
Circuit or compass.
His great parts did not live within a small ambit.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
76 Moby Thesaurus words for "ambit":
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,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
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].