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ˈæm bi əntam·bi·ent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ambientadjective

    completely enveloping

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


  1. ambientnoun

    Something that surrounds.

  2. ambientnoun

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

  3. ambientnoun

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

  4. ambientadjective

    Encompassing on all sides; surrounding; encircling; enveloping.

  5. ambientadjective

    Evoking or creating an atmosphere: atmospheric.

  6. ambientadjective

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

  7. Etymology: From ambiens, from ambio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ambientadjective

    Surrounding; encompassing; investing.

    Etymology: ambiens, Lat.

    This which yields or fills
    All space, the ambient air wide-interfus’d. Paradise Lost.

    The thickness of a plate requisite to produce any colour, depends only on the density of the plate, and not on that of the ambient medium. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    Around him dance the rosy hours,
    And damasking the ground with flow’rs,
    With ambient sweets perfume the morn. Elijah Fenton, to L. Gower.

    Illustrious virtues, who by turns have rose,
    With happy laws her empire to sustain,
    And with full pow’r assert her ambient main. Matthew Prior.

    The ambient æther is too liquid and empty, to impel horizontally with that prodigious celerity. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ambientadjective

    encompassing on all sides; circumfused; investing

  2. Ambientnoun

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

  3. Etymology: [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. Nicholeen Viall:

    We think a similar process is creating the blobs on a much smaller scale ambient little bursts as opposed to giant explosions.

  2. Football Federation Australia:

    The forecast ambient and Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) for that match remain within acceptable ranges for the later kick-off and the air quality forecast is improving with the arrival of a wind change to the north east on Friday, in making decisions regarding whether a fixture will proceed, the safety, welfare and comfort of our players, match officials and fans remain our ongoing focus with regard to air quality issues as a result of these bushfires.

  3. Michael Jerrett:

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

  4. 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.

  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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