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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.

    Etymology: From ambiens, from ambio.

  2. ambientnoun

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

    Etymology: From ambiens, from ambio.

  3. ambientnoun

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

    Etymology: From ambiens, from ambio.

  4. ambientadjective

    Encompassing on all sides; surrounding; encircling; enveloping.

    Etymology: From ambiens, from ambio.

  5. ambientadjective

    Evoking or creating an atmosphere: atmospheric.

    Etymology: From ambiens, from ambio.

  6. ambientadjective

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

    Etymology: From ambiens, from ambio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ambientadjective

    encompassing on all sides; circumfused; investing

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

  2. Ambientnoun

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

    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. Eric Larsen:

    Worst-case scenario, the ambient temperature is minus 50 and you're dealing with wind chills that are even colder than that, it can be a complete whiteout, like being on the inside of a ping-pong ball.

  2. The CDC:

    In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient, refrigerated, or frozen temperatures.

  3. 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.

  4. Nicholeen Viall:

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

  5. 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.

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