ambient

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin ambiens (going around), from ambiō (go around).

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AdjectiveEdit

ambient (comparative more ambient, superlative most ambient)

  1. Encompassing on all sides; surrounding; encircling; enveloping.
    A cup of tea eventually cools to the ambient temperature.
    • Alexander Pope
      A glorious pile [] whose tow'ring summit ambient clouds concealed.
    • Milton
      This which yields or fills all space, the ambient air wide interfused.
  2. (music) Evoking or creating an atmosphere: atmospheric.
  3. Relating to, or suitable for, storage at room temperature.
    ambient food
    ambient warehousing
  4. (geometry, of a variety) Containing all the points, curves, divisors, etc. that one is interested in.

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NounEdit

ambient (plural ambients)

  1. Something that surrounds.
  2. (uncountable, music) A type of modern music which incorporates elements of various musical styles, and creates a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.
    • 1996, SPIN magazine (volume 12, number 3, page 116)
      Ambient can be flabby synth mulch that needs to access cyberism and external philosophies to convince you you're not being scammed.
  3. (astrology) The atmosphere; the surrounding air or sky; atmospheric components collectively such as air, clouds, water vapour, hail, etc.
    • 1662 Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue 2):
      It might be also, that attracted by that great void Vacuum ... all the ambients would be rarified, and particularly, the air.

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NounEdit

ambient m (plural ambienc)

  1. environment

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VerbEdit

ambient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of ambiō
Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 08:23