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Definition of the noun ambit

What does ambit mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ambits

  1. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
    • example: the ambit of municipal legislation
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of ambit: compass / orbit / range / reach / scope
    • more generic word: extent = the distance or area or volume over which something extends
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun ambit


  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.


"Ambit" is a musical album of I.V. Lab.

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"Ambit" is a book by Gerald Creede.


  1. Ambit is a literary periodical published in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1959 by Dr Martin Bax, a London paediatrician.
  2. 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. 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 and graphs 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.
  3. AMBIT a.k.a. Adolescent Mentalization-Based Integrative Treatment is a novel adaptation of the theory of Mentalization and practices of Mentalization-based treatment to address the needs of chaotic, complex and multiply comorbid youth, via team-based multimodal practices.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ambit

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Google previewMinimal Flows and Their Extensions (1988)

by J. Auslander

An ambit is a point transitive flow with a distinguished transitive point. Precisely, an ambit (or T ambit) is a triple (X, T, ...

Google previewTrees and Shrubs of Mexico ... (1920)

by Paul Carpenter Standley

" This is presumably the tree described by Clavigero' as “ anaba,” in the following words: " Ambit is the name of a fruit similar to the fig, and ot the tree on which it is borne.

Google previewMusic in Flores (1942)

by Jaap Kunst

The ambit is that of a perfect fifth, which peculiarity this Aiole has in common with the great majority of Ngadanese song-tunes, although there ...

Google previewMinority Rights in the Middle East (2013)

by Joshua Castellino, Kathleen A. Cavanaugh

In this chapter, the current status of religious minorities that fall within our territorial ambit is the main focus. In Chapter 3, we turn the focus to the status of ethnonational and other minorities. Given the pitfalls detailed, it is unsurprising that there ...

Google previewLes Termes de la Ley: or, certaine difficult and obscure words and termes of the Common Lawes of this Realme expounded. By John Rastell. Now newly imprinted, and much inlarged and augmented. Norm. Fr.&Eng (1636)

Sherifes Turne, Sorio Turne is a Cetitt ef *18ttestin all thingstbat per= taint tetbe southe: ambit is the 7 rower. Tow. est vn ačtion que home advers vn auter que ayant troue ascun deses biens refusa a deliuer cux sur demaunde.

Google previewAuthenticity, Autonomy and Multiculturalism (2015)

by Geoffrey Brahm Levey

Here, the ambit is the status of particular cultural groups' beliefs or practices rather than authenticity in relation to identity or to autonomous preferences. In democracies that have adopted multiculturalism policies or otherwise been inclined to ...

Google previewUnderstanding Economic Recovery in the 1930s (2004)

Endogenous Propagation in the Great Depression by Frank George Steindl

This book is concerned with the Great Depression, but in contrast to so much of the literature, its ambit is the economic recovery from the disastrous economic dive culminating in the spring of 1933. The particular focus is on the macroeconomic ...

Google previewNon-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (2008)

by Robert A. Dibie

Within this ambit is a new phenomenon that the government is obliged to deal with at virtually ...

Google previewSports Technology and Engineering (2015)

Proceedings of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology and Engineering (STE 2014), December 8-9, 2014, Singapore by Qi Luo

Ambit is a wrist-purpose mobile device with main functionality of sports watches, heart rate monitor and GPS navigation. Matrix LCD with a resolution of 128 × 128 pixels serves as the display. The device has a built-in Li-ion battery with a ...

Google previewMentalization-Based Treatment for Personality Disorders (2016)

A Practical Guide by Anthony Bateman, Peter Fonagy

AMBIT is a practice developed to provide help for adolescents with severe, complex, and multiple needs. The AMBIT model places a strong emphasis on the role of the keyworker, that is, an individual who is the primary clinician delivering and ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

route, course, ambit, round, beat, tour, routine, journey, trip, run, itinerary, path, orbit, lap, sphere. 2 conference, league, association, district, division, group, wing , fellowship, meet 3 CIRCLE. circuitous adj. roundabout, indirect, devious, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

AMBIT, in Geometry, is the same with what is otherwise called the perimeter of a figure. See PER1METER. AMBIT was particularly used, in antiquity, to denote a space of ground to be left vacant betwixt one building and another. By the laws of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Constitution (2002)

by Sanjay Paswan, Pramanshi Jaideva

Ambit, (59) Balthan, (60) Manik Ozar, (61) Puruchawadi, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1823)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Enlarged and Improved

Ambient g Ambit ns. -. fluids, as encompass others on all sides : thus, the air is frequently culled an ambient fluid, because it is diffused round the earth. AMBIEKLE, a town of France, in the department of the lilione and Loire. It is the chief place ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

ell 4 area, size, wing 5 ambit, annex, block, orbit, range, reach, scope, sweep 6 radius, spread 7 compass, purview, stretch 8 increase 9 magnitude 10 continuing , drawing out, elongation, production, stretch-out 1 1 enlargement, lengthening, ...

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Scrabble value of A1M3B3I1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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