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Meaning of AMBIENT

Pronunciation:  'ambeeunt

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  completely enveloping; "the ambient air"; "ambient sound"; "the ambient temperature"

AMBIENT is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: close



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Am"bi*ent\, a. [L. ambiens, p. pr. of ambire to go
    around; amb- + ire to go.]
    Encompassing on all sides; circumfused; investing. ``Ambient
    air.'' --Milton. ``Ambient clouds.'' --Pope.
  2. \Am"bi*ent\, n.
    Something that surrounds or invests; as, air . . . being a
    perpetual ambient. --Sir H. Wotton.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Describes the surrounding environment (especially temperature and pressure) of an object or experiment, in particular an environment which affects the object or experiment but is not affected by it.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ambience, atmosphere, circling, circumambient, circumferential, circumflex, circumfluent, circumfluous, circumjacent, climate, embracing, encircling, enclosing, encompassing, enfolding, enveloping, environing, medium, milieu, mise-en-scene, neighboring, peripheral, roundabout, suburban, surrounding, surroundings, wrapping