Ambient meaning

ămbē-ənt
Relating to, or suitable for, storage at room temperature.

Ambient food.

Ambient warehousing.

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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.

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A cup of tea eventually cools to the ambient temperature.

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(music) Evoking or creating an atmosphere: atmospheric.
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Surrounding; on all sides.
  • 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.
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Surrounding. For example, ambient temperature and humidity are atmospheric conditions that exist at the moment. See ambient lighting.
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Something that surrounds.
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(astrology) The atmosphere; the surrounding air or sky; atmospheric components collectively such as air, clouds, water vapour, hail, etc.
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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.

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Surrounding; encircling.

Ambient sound; ambient air.

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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.

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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.
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(geometry, of a variety) Containing all the points, curves, divisors, etc. that one is interested in.
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(uncountable, music) A type of modern music which incorporates elements of various musical styles, and creates a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.
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Origin of ambient

  • Latin ambiēns ambient- present participle of ambīre to surround amb-, ambi- around ambi– īre to go ei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ambiens (“going around”), from ambiō (“go around”).

    From Wiktionary