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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ambit mean? 

AMBIT (noun)
  The noun AMBIT has 1 sense:

1. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

  Familiarity information: AMBIT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

AMBIT (noun)

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An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


ambit; range; scope; compass; reach; orbit

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("ambit" is a kind of...):

extent (the distance or area or volume over which something extends)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ambit"):

approximate range; ballpark (near to the scope or range of something)

spectrum (broad range of related values or qualities or ideas or activities)

gamut (a complete extent or range:)

expanse; sweep (a wide scope)

horizon; purview; view (the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated)

latitude (scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction)

internationalism; internationality (quality of being international in scope)

contrast (the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness))

confines (a bounded scope)

palette; pallet (the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art)

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