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Word of the Day 02/05/21 Ambit

Ambit (noun)
ambit [ am-bit ]


noun
1. circumference; circuit.
2. boundary; limit.
3. a sphere of operation or influence; range; scope: the ambit of such an action.

WORDS RELATED TO AMBIT
extension, space, sphere, range, compass, scope, boundary, bounds

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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ambitus a going around, equivalent to amb-ambi- + itus a going (i- (stem of īre to go) + -tus suffix of v. action)

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR AMBIT
Now interestingly enough, a recent discovery has rather reinforced the architectural ambit of the Dionysiac Villa.
THE ROMAN DOMUS (HOUSE): ARCHITECTURE AND RECONSTRUCTION|DATTATREYA MANDAL|APRIL 8, 2020|REALM OF HISTORY

They have come within the ambit of law enforcement by violating some law: drunk driving for example.
FIGHT GANGS BY ENFORCING IMMIGRATION|DAVID FRUM|JULY 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST

This approach easily sweeps Assange and WikiLeaks into its ambit.
THE ESPIONAGE CASE AGAINST ASSANGE|STEPHEN L. CARTER|DECEMBER 1, 2010|DAILY BEAST

Whether they are in the ambit covered by Madoff's alleged help to the SEC is not publicly known.
RUTH'S SECRET STASH|ALLAN DODDS FRANK|MARCH 15, 2009|DAILY BEAST

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