Ambit


This article defines a word and clarifies its application and usefulness in scale studies.

Definition


Ambit is the scope of an activity, like ambience. Ambit is 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"

Not to be confused with the prefix ambi- as in ambidextrous or ambition. Other meanings:
  • range, scope, reach, compass, orbit
  • 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

Synonyms: noun range, reach, sweep, extent, scope,
Example: radius medicines fall outside the ambit of the price-fixing agreement.

Usage

The term is often used to orient a given scale in relationship with another superscale or subscale.

Sample Usage


Hindu references to the ambit of life

There was this feeling of- there is so much that I've not seen of life.The ambit of Life is intagible..there are so many facets-unseen, so many things-not done till now. At times, the morale goes down, due to whatsoever reasons...n we do feel tht life sucks!! But I guess in the quadratic equation of life, 'Life' per se is 'constant' and how we deal with it, is the 'variable' factor in it...Whether v put +ve or -ve value in these variables is upto r'self!!
http://rajatmishranda.blogspot.com/2007/06/equation-of-life.html

Life is a gift of nature, but what a person makes of it is dependent on the wisdom that one cares to bring into play. The potential good in one's nature will yield rich dividends only when the baser elements, which run concurrently in man are mastered. The human mind is a medley of ideas, thoughts, beliefs and feelings. The ambit of life often revolves around material gains and obvious victories all of which give joy but briefly. Yet, it is a common habit with most people to go through life with an exaggerated sense of self-worth, which demands to be fed constantly.
http://www.mombu.com/religion/hindu/t-mans-exclusive-privilege-wise-faith-beliefs-goal-sense-5633442.html

In married life, the body plays a decisive role, but it does so insofar as it is the living expression of the person. Viewed in this way the body does not lose any of its powers and faculties; on the contrary, it gives it full force and leads it to fulfil all kinds of energies and possibilities. For the caress to be personal, one must stand back from the stimulae without withdrawing from them, and must establish an ambit of encounter with the stimulative reality, in this case with the person... The relationship between a human and other beings is of high value only when productive in establishing an ambit of interaction which intensifies personal love and creates a home, with all that it involves in creating a new life and being a starting point for establishing unselfish relationships with other social groups.... The relationship between a human and other beings is of high value only when productive in establishing an ambit of interaction which intensifies personal love and creates a home, with all that it involves in creating a new life and being a starting point for establishing unselfish relationships with other social groups.... When one becomes accustomed to living unselfishly, seeking the good of others and not being encased in one’s own problems and fancies, one acquires the habit of transcending whatever one is doing at each moment and tending to the good of the other. One is not imprisoned by pleasures, but strives to love the other person for themselves, for their virtues and their defects, their attractive qualities and those which may be slightly annoying. In virtue of such constant contact, this person evolves into something unique. The ambit of life created with them is also unique, as is the child which is the fruit of this encounter. To give origin to something unique requires great creativity; it is very serious precisely because it is a truly originating act.

Translated From French Reference To Ambit Of Life

Euromed Anna Lindh Foundation, from the French CEFIR:center of education and information meets Opportunities equality ,Intercultural formation, accompaniment to the employment , monitoring to the creation of company for immagretad people or those who have intercultural project, environment and ambit of life, monitoring to housing, intercultural communication (local radio , quarterly magazine, Internet site in Europe and in the world), European and Euro Mediterranean information