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am·bit

 (ăm′bĭt)
n.
1. Sphere or scope, as of influence. See Synonyms at range.
2. Archaic An external boundary; a circuit.

[Latin ambitus, from past participle of ambīre, to go around; see ambient.]

ambit

(ˈæmbɪt)
n
1. scope or extent
2. limits, boundary, or circumference
[C16: from Latin ambitus a going round, from ambīre to go round, from ambi- + īre to go]

am•bit

(ˈæm bɪt)

n.
1. a circumference; circuit.
2. a boundary; limit.
3. a sphere of operation or influence; scope.
[1350–1400; < Latin ambitus, derivative of ambi-, variant s. of ambīre (see ambient)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ambit - an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"ambit - 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"
extent - the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent"
approximate range, ballpark - near to the scope or range of something; "his answer wasn't even in the right ballpark"
confines - a bounded scope; "he stayed within the confines of the city"
contrast - the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)
internationality, internationalism - quality of being international in scope; "he applauded the internationality of scientific terminology"
latitude - scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction
purview, horizon, view - the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated; "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"
expanse, sweep - a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains"
gamut - a complete extent or range: "a face that expressed a gamut of emotions"
spectrum - a broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities
palette, pallet - the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art

ambit

noun range, reach, sweep, extent, scope, radius medicines which fall outside the ambit of the price-fixing agreement

ambit

noun
1. A line around a closed figure or area:
2. An area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power:
Translations

ambit

[ˈæmbɪt] Námbito m
within the ambit ofdentro del or en el ámbito de

ambit

[ˈæmbɪt] (formal) n (= scope) → étendue f
to be within the ambit of sth, to fall within the ambit of sth → relever de qch
to be outside the ambit of sth, to fall outside the ambit of sth → ne pas être du ressort de qch

ambit

nBereich m

ambit

[ˈæmbɪt] n (frm) → ambito
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Jeff has a great deal of business and pharmaceutical expertise and we are excited to welcome him to Ambit's board of directors," said Michael Martino, CEO of Ambit.
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Wendell's 30-year track record of successfully discovering and developing drugs - as evidenced by the 50 INDs and 10 NDAs that teams he's led have produced - make him invaluable as an existing board member," said Scott Salka, Chief Executive Officer of Ambit Biosciences.
Mills are two of the most respected researchers in the oncology field and have particular expertise in kinase inhibitors, the class of therapeutics that has generated the majority of new targeted cancer drugs approved in the last several years," said Scott Salka, CEO of Ambit.