Definitions for Ambulatoryˈæm byə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
am•bu•la•to•ryˈæm byə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ries.
(adj.)of, pertaining to, or capable of walking.
moving about or from place to place; not stationary.
not confined to bed; able or strong enough to walk. serving patients who are able to walk.
Ref: Also, ambulant. 2
Law. not fixed; alterable or revocable:
an ambulatory will.
(n.)an aisle surrounding the end of the choir or chancel of a church.
the covered walk of a cloister.
Origin of ambulatory:
1615–25; < L
a covered walkway (as in a cloister)
"it has an ambulatory and seven chapels"
relating to or adapted for walking
"an ambulatory corridor"
able to walk about
"the patient is ambulatory"
The round walkway encircling the altar in many cathedrals.
Of, relating to, or adapted to walking
Able to walk about and not bedridden.
an ambulatory patient
Performed on or involving an ambulatory patient or an outpatient.
of or pertaining to walking; having the faculty of walking; formed or fitted for walking; as, an ambulatory animal
accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary; movable; as, an ambulatory court, which exercises its jurisdiction in different places
pertaining to a walk
not yet fixed legally, or settled past alteration; alterable; as, the dispositions of a will are ambulatory until the death of the testator
a place to walk in, whether in the open air, as the gallery of a cloister, or within a building