Ambit



circumference; circuit.
boundary; limit.
a sphere of operation or influence; range; scope:
the ambit of such an action.
Contemporary Examples

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 14, 2009

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 10, 2012

This approach easily sweeps Assange and WikiLeaks into its ambit.
The Espionage Case Against Assange Stephen L. Carter November 30, 2010

Historical Examples

Against this it was maintained that Kimberley was outside the ambit of the army’s high and mighty consideration.
The Siege of Kimberley T. Phelan

I saw for the first time an horizon as an arc suggesting how wide is our ambit.
The Sea and the Jungle H. M. Tomlinson

But he determined the key to the solution lay within that ambit.
If Winter Comes A.S.M. Hutchinson

Is there jurisdiction in the Courts to review in such a context as this taking into account the ambit of ss.
Judgments of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand on Proceedings to Review Aspects of the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Erebus Aircraft Disaster Sir Owen Woodhouse, R. B. Cooke, Ivor L. M. Richardson, Duncan Wallace McMullin, and Sir Edward Somers

The purpose was manifestly to make the ambit of review under the Act at least as wide as at common law.
Judgments of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand on Proceedings to Review Aspects of the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Erebus Aircraft Disaster Sir Owen Woodhouse, R. B. Cooke, Ivor L. M. Richardson, Duncan Wallace McMullin, and Sir Edward Somers

This simile to Nonconformity also holds good a little when we seek to ascertain the ambit of Richardson’s popularity.
Res Judicat Augustine Birrell

The whole surface of my ambit was spread out like a miniature map in my eye, and continues to be.
Confessions of Boyhood John Albee

noun
scope or extent
limits, boundary, or circumference
n.

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).
language
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].
(1994-12-08)

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  • Ambit/g

    ambit/g language AMBIT for graphs. [“An Example of the Manipulation of Directed Graphs in the AMBIT/G Programming Language”, C. Christensen, in Interactive Systems for Experimental Applied Mathematics, M. Klerer et al, eds, Academic Press 1968, pp. 423-435]. (1994-12-08)

  • Ambit/l

    ambit/l language AMBIT for lists. A variant of AMBIT supporting list handling and pattern matching rules based on two-dimensional diagrams. [“An Introduction to AMBIT/L, A Diagrammatic Language for List Processing”, Carlos Christensen, Proc 2nd ACM Symp Symb and Alg Manip (Mar 1971)]. (1994-12-08)



  • Ambit/s

    ambit/s language AMBIT for strings.

  • Ambitendency

    ambivalence, especially when acted out; a to contradictory behavior arising from conflicting impulses. Historical Examples Disposing causes of negativistic phenomena are: the ambitendency by which every impulse is accompanied by its opposite. Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology C. G. Jung



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