non-ambulatory

ambulatory

[am-byuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or capable of walking: an ambulatory exploration of the countryside.
2.
adapted for walking, as the limbs of many animals.
3.
moving about or from place to place; not stationary: an ambulatory tribe.
4.
Also, ambulant. Medicine/Medical.
a.
not confined to bed; able or strong enough to walk: an ambulatory patient.
b.
serving patients who are able to walk: an ambulatory care center.
5.
Law. not fixed; alterable or revocable: ambulatory will.
noun, plural ambulatories.
6.
Also called deambulatory. Architecture.
a.
an aisle surrounding the end of the choir or chancel of a church.
b.
the covered walk of a cloister.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin ambulātōrius, equivalent to ambulā-, stem of ambulāre (see amble) + -tōrius tory1

ambulatorily, adverb
nonambulatory, adjective, noun, plural nonambulaties.
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ambulatory (ˈæmbjʊlətərɪ)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or designed for walking
2.  changing position; not fixed
3.  Also: ambulant able to walk
4.  law (esp of a will) capable of being altered or revoked
 
n , -ries
5.  architect
 a.  an aisle running around the east end of a church, esp one that passes behind the sanctuary
 b.  a place for walking, such as an aisle or a cloister

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ambulatory
"pertaining to walking;" also "shifting, not permanent," 1620s, from L. ambulatorius "of or pertaining to a walker, movable," from ambulator, from ambulatum, pp. of ambulare (see amble).
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ambulatory am·bu·la·to·ry (ām'byə-lə-tôr'ē)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or adapted for walking.

  2. Capable of walking; not bedridden.

  3. Moving about.

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