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ambient

[am-bee-uhnt]
adjective
1.
of the surrounding area or environment: The tape recorder picked up too many ambient noises. The temperature in the display case was 20° lower than the ambient temperature.
2.
completely surrounding; encompassing: the ambient air.
3.
creating a certain reaction or mood, often a subconscious one, by being wherever people tend to be: ambient advertising on a shopping cart.
4.
pertaining to or noting sounds that create a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.
5.
pertaining to or noting close and constant social contact and communication fostered by the Internet or the use of digital devices: social-networking sites that enable ambient intimacy and awareness.
noun
6.
ambient music ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1590–1600; (< Middle French) < Latin ambient- (stem of ambiēns, present participle of ambīre to go around), equivalent to amb- ambi- + -i- go + -ent- -ent

unambient, adjective
unambiently, adverb
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ambient (ˈæmbɪənt)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the immediate surroundings: the ambient temperature was 15°C
2.  creating a relaxing atmosphere: ambient music
 
n
3.  informal ambient music
 
[C16: from Latin ambiēns going round, from ambīre, from ambi- + īre to go]

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ambient
1590s, "surrounding, encircling," from L. ambientem (nom. ambiens) "going round," prp. of ambire "to go around," from amb- "around" (see ambi-) + ire "go." The ground sense of "revolving" led to "encircling, lying all around."
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ambient am·bi·ent (ām'bē-ənt)
adj.
Surrounding; encircling.

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