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Another word for ambit

  1. A line around a closed figure or area

      1. The judicial district of a U.S. Court of Appeals
      2. The line or the length of the line forming the boundaries of an area
      3. The area covered by such a course, especially by the judge or judges of a court.
      1. The distance measured by this line
      2. The line bounding a circle, a rounded surface, or an area suggesting a circle
      1. Range or scope, as of understanding, perception, or authority:
      2. An enclosing line or boundary; a circumference:
      3. (Archaic) A circuit; course
      1. The total length of this
      2. The outer boundary of a figure or area
      3. The length of such a line.
      1. The outside surface of an object.
      2. Surrounding space or area; outer parts; environs or outskirts
      3. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
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  2. An area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power

      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Range or scope, as of understanding, perception, or authority:
      3. Full extent or range; reach; scope; specif., range of tones, as of a voice
      1. The act of extending or the condition of being extended:
      2. Any of the telephones connected to a PBX or other telephone system, each having a number assigned for direct calling; also, the number so assigned
      3. The amount or degree to which something is or can be extended; range; extent
      1. An extensive space or area:
      2. Range or limits of anything; scope; coverage
      3. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
      1. The path followed by a celestial body or artificial satellite as it revolves around another body due to the force of gravity. Orbits are nearly elliptical or circular in shape and are very closely approximated by Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
      2. The sphere of influence, as of a nation
      3. The range or extent of one's experience or activity
      1. (Law) The body or main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble.
      2. Range of sight or understanding
      3. The extent or range of activity, function, power, or competence; scope.
      1. The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
      2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
      3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
      1. A continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch
      2. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
      3. Range or scope of influence or effect:
      1. (Ecol.) Any of the primary biogeographic regions of the earth
      2. An area or sphere, as of knowledge or activity:
      3. A region; sphere; area
      1. The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
      2. The extent of the mind's grasp; range of perception or understanding
      3. The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions:
      1. Any round body or figure having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globe; ball
      2. A range or extent of knowledge, interest, or activity:
      3. A place, range, or extent of knowledge, experience, influence, etc.
      1. Range or scope:
      2. Range or scope
      3. Extent or range; stretch; reach
      1. A regular movement up or down, as in stock prices.
      2. The course, development, or movement of some activity, business, etc.
      3. (Politics) In an election, the increase or decrease in the number of votes for opposition parties compared with votes for the incumbent party.
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