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Definition of the adjective ambient

What does ambient mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. completely enveloping
    • examples: the ambient air | ambient sound | the ambient temperature
    • similar: close

Alternative definition of the adjective ambient


  1. Encompassing on all sides; surrounding; encircling; enveloping.
  2. [music] Evoking or creating an atmosphere: atmospheric.

Definition of the noun ambient

What does ambient mean as a name of something?

noun - 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.
  3. [astrology] The atmosphere; the surrounding air or sky; [plural] atmospheric components collectively such as air, clouds, water vapour, hail, etc.


Ambient a.k.a. Ambient Corporation is a publicly traded American company that provides smart grid technology and communications solutions to the utility industry. Founded in 1996, the company is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, and has a satellite office in Europe.


  1. Ambient a.k.a. Ambient music includes forms of music that put an emphasis on tone and atmosphere over traditional musical structure or rhythm. Ambient music is said to evoke an "atmospheric", "visual" or "unobtrusive" quality. To quote one pioneer, Brian Eno, "Ambient Music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting.
  2. "Ambient" is the second studio album by American electronica musician Moby. It was released on August 17, 1993 and received mediocre reviews; Moby did not gain any real acclaim for his 1990s electronic dance music albums until he released Everything Is Wrong in 1995.
  3. "Ambient" is a musical album of Running Dog.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  4. "Ambient" is a musical album of Dimaension X.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  5. "Ambient" is a musical album of Brian Thomas.
  6. "Ambient" a.k.a. "Tokyo Ambient" is a composition.


"Ambient" is the dystopian debut novel of cyberpunk writer Jack Womack, the first in his Dryco series. Published in 1987, it was translated into Slovak by Michal Hvorecký, and has a significant cult following. Actor Bruce Willis optioned the novel, and renewed the option in 1995.

  • also known as "Ambient (Womack, Jack)"
  • language: Old English
  • genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Speculative fiction, Utopian and dystopian fiction, Cyberpunk
  • copyright: 1987
  • released in (29 years ago)


Ambient is a MUI-based desktop environment for MorphOS. Its development was started in 2001 by David Gerber. Its main goals were that it should be fully asynchronous, simple and fast. Ambient remotely resembles Workbench and Directory Opus Magellan trying to mix the best of both worlds.

  • also known as Ambient desktop
  • genre: Desktop environment
  • license: GNU General Public License
  • official website:

Phrases with Ambient

  1. Ambient Foods
  2. Ambient device
  3. Ambient pressure
  4. Ambient Findability

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture (2013)

by Peter Childs, Michael Storry

ambient music audiences, and poets performed with club DJs and in a variety of media, exploiting new video and recording technologies. The commercial potential of performance poetry was acknowledged by EMI's much hyped £1 million ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Science and Technology (2012)

by Mehdi Khosrowpour

' Ambient Video Alternate Reality Game (ARG): the story driven games with pieces of that story found in many places such as websites, e-mail addresses, video, and audio clips (Warren & Dondlinger, 2009) ...

Google previewDictionary of Ecodesign (2010)

An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo

Ambient air Any unconfined portion of the atmosphere: open air, surrounding air. Ambient air may contain hazardous air pollutants which are regulated by government agencies. Ambient lighting Light from all sources in an area producing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)

I - Z. by Stan Z. Li

Ambient light can interfere with iris recognition systems in various ways. Bright ambient lights can cause extreme pupil constriction and can cause subjects to squint; both of these effects can cause difficulty in generating a good quality iris ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

ambient Surrounding environmental conditions, such as pressure, temperature, or humidity. ambient air The open ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition (2008)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Ambient intelligence (AmI) is a relatively new and distinct interpretation of the mobile computing paradigm. However, its recognition that embedded intelligence , either in actuality or perception, is an essential prerequisite if mobile computing is ...


by MarcAnthony Mantis Kozuh

AMBIENT FIELD: This is a term that hasthesame meaningas the term Reverberant Field {the area away from thesound source where the reverberation is louder than the direct sound}. AMBIENT MICING Technique of placing a microphone ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2014)

by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

ambient Environment. of or relating to a condition of the environment surrounding a body or object (such as an organism or a building), especially a condition that affects this body or object but is not significantly affected by it. Thus ...

Google previewDARE's Dictionary of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (2003)

by A.M.O. Mohamed, D. Chenaf, S. El-Shahed

Ambient: Surrounding, as in thé surrounding environment. The médium surrounding or contacting an organism (e.g., a person), such as outdoor air, indoor air, water, or soil, through which chemicals or pollutants can be carried and can reach ...

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The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow, and going as smoothly and silently. I never had dreamed of such a motion, fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze flitting over the flowers, but swift as the summer lightening. (Richard Blackmore)
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Scrabble value of A1M3B3I1E1N1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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