- Ambulatory is defined as something that is moving around.
An example of something that is ambulatory is a pack of wolves.
- The definition of ambulatory is someone who has the ability to move around, particularly by walking.
An example of someone who is ambulatory is an animated minister during a sermon.
- An ambulatory is defined as an area on which people walk in a rectangular outdoor space that is covered to protect from the weather.
An example of an ambulatory can be found at many churches or hospitals that have adjacent outdoor spaces for walking around that have a protective covering.
- An ambulatory is an aisle in a church surrounding the altar or choir area.
An example of an ambulatory is the area on which you walk, after accepting the Eucharistic sacrament, in order to return to your pew.
- of or for walking
- able to walk and not confined to bed: an ambulatory patient
- moving from one place to another; movable
- Law that can be changed or revoked: an ambulatory will
Origin of ambulatoryClassical Latin ambulatorius from ambulare: see amble
- Of, relating to, or adapted for walking.
- a. Capable of walking; not bedridden: an ambulatory patient.b. Designed for or available to patients who are not bedridden: ambulatory care; ambulatory pediatrics.
- Moving about; itinerant.
- Law Relating to that which can be changed or revoked, as a will during the life of the testator.
- An aisle around the back side of the chancel in a cathedral or other large church.
- A covered place for walking, as in a cloister.
(comparative more ambulatory, superlative most ambulatory)
- Of, relating to, or adapted to walking
- ambulatory exercise
- (comparable, medicine) Able to walk about and not bedridden.
- an ambulatory patient
- (medicine) Performed on or involving an ambulatory patient or an outpatient.
- an ambulatory electrocardiogram
- ambulatory medical care
- Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary; movable.
- an ambulatory court, which exercises its jurisdiction in different places
- (law) Not yet legally fixed or settled; alterable.
- The dispositions of a will are ambulatory until the death of the testator.