Meaning of AMBIENT in English

I. ˈambēənt, ˈaam- adjective

Etymology: Latin ambient-, ambiens, present participle of ambire to go around, surround, encompass, from ambi- around + ire to go — more at ambi- , issue

: surrounding on all sides : encompassing, enveloping

to exist in the ambient matter of space, to envelop him like a peculiar fragrance — Joseph Conrad

ambient temperature

II. noun

( -s )

1. : an encompassing sphere ; especially : atmosphere

2. : an encompassing atmosphere : environment , ambience

the re-creation of the various ambients in which Unamuno moved — Dudley Fitts

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