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AMBIENT (from Lat. ambi, on both side...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 794 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AMBIENT (from Lat. ambi, on both sides, and ire, to go), surrounding; a word implying a moving rather than a stationary encircling. It is used mostly in the phrase the " ambient air," though Bacon applied it as an adjective to the clergy, suggesting " ambition." In astrology it means the sky.
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