circumambient

[ sur-kuh m-am-bee-uh nt ]
/ ˌsɜr kəmˈæm bi ənt /

adjective

surrounding; encompassing: circumambient gloom.

Origin of circumambient

First recorded in 1625–35, circumambient is from the Late Latin word circumambient- (stem of circumambiēns). See circum-, ambient
Related formscir·cum·am·bi·ence, cir·cum·am·bi·en·cy, nouncir·cum·am·bi·ent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for circumambient

circumambient

/ (ˌsɜːkəmˈæmbɪənt) /

adjective

surrounding
Derived Formscircumambience or circumambiency, noun

Word Origin for circumambient

C17: from Late Latin circumambīre, from circum- + ambīre to go round
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Word Origin and History for circumambient

circumambient


adj.

1630s, from circum- + ambient.

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