ambitus definition

  • noun:
    • the product range of a melody, particularly those of ecclesiastical chants
    • The exterior side or border of something, such as a leaf or shell.
    • A canvassing for votes.
    • the outside advantage or border of a thing, given that border of a leaf, and/or outline of a bivalve shell.
    • A canvassing for ballots.
    • A going round; a circuit; the circumference, periphery, advantage, or edge of anything, by a leaf and/or valve of a shell.
    • 2. In design, an open space surrounding a building or a monument.
    • In antiquity, an open room about a house splitting it from adjoining dwellings, and representing the ancient sacred precinct around a household hearth. In Rome the width for the ambitus ended up being fixed for legal reasons at 2½ foot.
    • In ancient Rome, the act of canvassing for general public company or honors. See ambition, 1.—5. In logic, the extension of a term.
    • In Gregorian songs. the range or compass of a melody.
    • when you look at the flat seaurchins or echinoids, the peripheral or equatorial part of the test which is maybe not transsected by the ambulacra.

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