- 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.
- not originating from a single source: a room's ambient lighting from several windows
- having to do with the conditions in the immediate environment, esp. conditions outdoors: ambient air temperature
Origin of ambientClassical Latin ambiens, present participle of ambire, to go around ; from ambi-, around + ire, to go: see exit
- Surrounding; encircling: ambient sound; ambient air.
- Relating to or being instrumental or electronic music that has melody, gentle rhythm, and limited harmonic development and is intended to induce a relaxed mood.
Origin of ambientLatin ambi&emacron;ns, ambient-, present participle of amb&imacron;re, to surround : amb-, ambi-, around; see ambi– + &imacron;re, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more ambient, superlative most ambient)
- Encompassing on all sides; surrounding; encircling; enveloping.
- A cup of tea eventually cools to the ambient temperature.
- (music) Evoking or creating an atmosphere: atmospheric.
- Relating to, or suitable for, storage at room temperature.
- ambient food
- ambient warehousing
- (geometry, of a variety) Containing all the points, curves, divisors, etc. that one is interested in.
- Something that surrounds.
- (uncountable, music) A type of modern music which incorporates elements of various musical styles, and creates a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.
- (astrology) The atmosphere; the surrounding air or sky; atmospheric components collectively such as air, clouds, water vapour, hail, etc.
From Latin ambiens (“going around”), from ambiō (“go around”).