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Definition of Ambient

Ambient: Surrounding, present on all sides; encompassing. As, the ambient noise is deafening, or the ambient light is blinding. From the Latin "ambire" meaning "to go around."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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