[ am-byuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈæm byə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
of, relating to, or capable of walking: an ambulatory exploration of the countryside.
adapted for walking, as the limbs of many animals.
moving about or from place to place; not stationary: an ambulatory tribe.
Also ambulant. Medicine/Medical.
- not confined to bed; able or strong enough to walk: an ambulatory patient.
- serving patients who are able to walk: an ambulatory care center.
Law. not fixed; alterable or revocable: ambulatory will.
noun, plural am·bu·la·to·ries.
Also called deambulatory. Architecture.
- an aisle surrounding the end of the choir or chancel of a church.
- the covered walk of a cloister.
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Origin of ambulatory
OTHER WORDS FROM ambulatoryam·bu·la·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·am·bu·la·to·ry, adjective, noun, plural non·am·bu·la·to·ries.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-ambulatory
/ (ˈæmbjʊlətərɪ) /
of, relating to, or designed for walking
changing position; not fixed
Also: ambulant able to walk
law (esp of a will) capable of being altered or revoked
noun plural -ries
- an aisle running around the east end of a church, esp one that passes behind the sanctuary
- a place for walking, such as an aisle or a cloister
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Medical definitions for non-ambulatory
[ ăm′byə-lə-tôr′ē ]
Of, relating to, or adapted for walking.
Capable of walking; not bedridden.
Of or relating to medical care or services provided on an outpatient basis.
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