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ambient

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Adjective
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am=bi=ent

CIDE DICTIONARY

ambienta. [L. ambiens, p. pr. of ambire to go around; amb- + ire to go.].
     Encompassing on all sides; circumfused; investing.  [1913 Webster]
ambientn. 
     Something that surrounds or invests; as, air . . . being a perpetual ambient.  Sir H. Wotton.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

ambient, adj. surrounding.

Etymology
F ambiant or L ambiens -entis pres. part. of ambire go round

THESAURUS

ambient

ambience, atmosphere, circling, circumambient, circumferential, circumflex, circumfluent, circumfluous, circumjacent, climate, embracing, encircling, enclosing, encompassing, enfolding, enveloping, environing, medium, milieu, mise-en-scene, neighboring, peripheral, roundabout, suburban, surrounding, surroundings, wrapping

ROGET THESAURUS

ambient

Circumjacence

N circumjacence, circumambience, environment, encompassment, atmosphere, medium, surroundings, outpost, border, girdle, outskirts, boulebards, suburbs, purlieus, precincts, faubourgs, environs, entourage, banlieue, neighborhood, vicinage, vicinity, circumjacent, circumambient, circumfluent, ambient, surrounding, circumferential, suburban, around, about, without, on every side, on all sides, right and left, all round, round about.


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