- Ambient means a consistent surrounding of something.
In hot and humid weather when the stifling air cannot be escaped, it is an example of something being ambient.
- Ambient is defined as a state of being surrounded, usually in relation to the environment.
An example of ambient are the thick and dense rainforests where various species thrive.
- The definition of ambient is a restful environment usually including soft lighting or a type of soft music, often classical, which plays softly in the background.
An example of ambient is the music piped into the streets during the Holidays.
ambient definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin ambiens, present participle of ambire, to go around ; from ambi-, around plush ire, to go: see exit
ambient definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Latin ambiēns, ambient-, present participle of ambīre, to surround : amb-, ambi-, around; see ambi- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.
ambient - Computer Definition
Surrounding. For example, ambient temperature and humidity are atmospheric conditions that exist at the moment. See ambient lighting.
ambient - Medical Definition