Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Entry: ambit (n.)

In context: "National Security Agency, absorbed w/ A.T.F. and D.E.A., C.I.A. and O.N.R. and Secret Service into the ambit of the Office of Unspecificed Services."

Definition: A circuit, compass, or circumference.
 
and

fig. Extent, compass, sphere, of actions, words, thoughts, etc.

Other: Sometimes the context section is useful.  Today isn't one of those times.

SNOOT score: 3

Page: 1037

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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