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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ambit  \Am"bit\,  n.  [L.  ambitus  circuit,  fr  ambire  to  go  around 
  See  {Ambient}.] 
  Circuit  or  compass. 
 
  His  great  parts  did  not  live  within  a  small  ambit. 
  --Milward. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ambit 
  n  :  an  area  in  which  something  acts  or  operates  or  has  power  or 
  control:  "the  range  of  a  supersonic  jet";  "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}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  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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