ambit








noun

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

noun

  1. scope or extent
  2. 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).

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