ambit

[ am-bit ]
/ ˈæm bɪt /

noun

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

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Origin of ambit

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)
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British Dictionary definitions for ambit

ambit
/ (ˈæmbɪt) /

noun

scope or extent
limits, boundary, or circumference

Word Origin for ambit

C16: from Latin ambitus a going round, from ambīre to go round, from ambi- + īre to go
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