- 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.
Origin: Classical Latin ambiens, present participle of ambire, to go around ; from ambi-, around plush ire, to go: see exit
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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.
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ambient - Medical Definition