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 for ambit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ambit \Am"bit\, n. [L. ambitus circuit, fr. ambire to go around.
     See Ambient.]
     Circuit or compass.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           His great parts did not live within a small ambit.
                                                    --Milward.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ambit
      n 1: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or
           control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a
           greater range than the human voice"; "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" [syn: scope, range, reach, orbit, compass,
           ambit]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "ambit":
     alentours, ambience, arena, bailiwick, beat, border, borderland,
     borderlands, circle, circuit, circumambiencies, circumjacencies,
     circumstances, compass, constituency, context, cycle, demesne,
     department, domain, dominion, entourage, environing circumstances,
     environment, environs, extension, extent, field, footing,
     full circle, gestalt, habitat, hemisphere, judicial circuit,
     jurisdiction, lap, loop, march, milieu, neighborhood, orb, orbit,
     outposts, outskirts, pale, perimeter, periphery, precinct,
     precincts, province, purlieus, purview, radius, reach, realm,
     revolution, round, round trip, rounds, scope, situation, sphere,
     sphere of influence, stamping ground, suburbs, surroundings, sweep,
     territory, total environment, tour, turf, turn, vantage, vicinage,
     vicinity, walk
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  AMBIT
  
      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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