AskDefine | Define ambient

Dictionary Definition

ambient adj : completely enveloping; "the ambient air"; "ambient sound"; "the ambient temperature"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From ambientem

Adjective

  1. Encompassing on all sides; surrounding; encircling; enveloping.
    A cup of tea eventually cools to the temperature.
    “Ambient Intelligence” represents an intelligent environment of computing nodes.
  2. Slow and peaceful; atmospheric.

Translations

Encompassing on all sides; surrounding; encircling; enveloping
(music) Slow and peaceful; atmospheric

Noun

  1. Something that surrounds.
  2. A type of modern music which incorporates elements of various musical styles, and creates a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.

Synonyms

Translations

Something that surrounds
A type of modern music which incorporates elements of various musical styles, and creates a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere

References

Extensive Definition

Ambient or ambience may refer to:
In mathematics:
In music:
Other:
ambient in Japanese: アンビエント
ambient in Russian: Ambient (значения)
ambient in Slovak: Ambient
ambient in Urdu: محاصری

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