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ˈæm bi əntam·bi·ent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ambient(adj)

    completely enveloping

    "the ambient air"; "ambient sound"; "the ambient temperature"


  1. ambient(Noun)

    Something that surrounds.

  2. ambient(Noun)

    A type of modern music which incorporates elements of various musical styles, and creates a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.

  3. ambient(Noun)

    The atmosphere; the surrounding air or sky; atmospheric components collectively such as air, clouds, water vapour, hail, etc.

  4. ambient(Adjective)

    Encompassing on all sides; surrounding; encircling; enveloping.

  5. ambient(Adjective)

    Evoking or creating an atmosphere: atmospheric.

  6. ambient(Adjective)

    Relating to, or suitable for, storage at room temperature.

  7. Origin: From ambiens, from ambio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ambient(adj)

    encompassing on all sides; circumfused; investing

  2. Ambient(noun)

    something that surrounds or invests; as, air . . . being a perpetual ambient

  3. Origin: [L. ambiens, p. pr. of ambire to go around; amb- + ire to go.]


  1. Ambient

    Ambient is the second studio album by American electronica musician Moby. It was released on August 17, 1993 and received mediocre reviews; Moby did not gain any real acclaim for his 1990s electronic dance music albums until he released Everything Is Wrong in 1995. Ambient, unlike most other Moby studio albums, has never been re-released in a special edition or a remastered issue.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ambient

    am′bi-ent, adj. going round: surrounding: investing.—n. an encompassing sphere: the air or sky. [L. ambi, about, iens, ientis, pr.p. of eo, īre, to go.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ambient

    [from ambio, Lat., to go round]. Surrounding, or investing; whence the atmosphere is designated ambient, because it encompasses the earth.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ambient in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ambient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ambient in a Sentence

  1. Daily Mail reviewer Quentin Letts:

    Figures in black balaclavas assist in the humiliation. With mistress-of-stunts Katie Mitchell directing, we have, from the start, ambient noise, honking klaxons, cage doors clanking, fizzing strip-lights -- no cliche is spared.

  2. Martin Rahm:

    We are used to our own conditions here on Earth, our scientific experience is at room temperature and ambient conditions. Titan is a completely different beast.

  3. Christopher Chabot:

    It's difficult because the blood is crucial for human health issues but the biomedical industry needs to keep the population steady, we suggest decreasing the time they are out of water, and maintaining an ambient temperature for transportation ... there is a lesser mortality rate if you keep them cool.

  4. Michael Jerrett:

    Everybody breathes the ambient air, so it affects everyone, so even small risks can translate into major burdens of disease.

  5. Jacqueline McGlade:

    We put a lot of legislation in place to control point sources, and still, when you add it up, ambient conditions don't get better.

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