Ambient means a consistent surrounding of something.(adjective)
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.(noun)
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.(noun)
An example of ambient is the music piped into the streets during the Holidays.
See ambient in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L ambiens, prp. of ambire, to go around < ambi-, around + ire, to go: see exit
See ambient in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin ambiēns, ambient-
Origin: , present participle of ambīre, to surround
Origin: : amb-, ambi-, around; see ambi-
Origin: + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.
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