Meaning of ambient

am•bi•ent

Pronunciation: (am'bē-unt), [key]
— adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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